5 of 5 stars
4th Class Security Specialist Krakista Keesay is in trouble. He's been gravely injured in an alien invasion, but he's on trial for treason for destroying a CGIG installation. His medical diagnosis is not good. He has only days to live, but he is determined to clear his name and does the only thing he can. He agrees to submit to the Cranaltar IV, an invasive procedure to retrieve his memories and it will either prove his innocence or leave him brain dead.
This is an ambition military SF story featuring a complicated and engaging main character in Kra. Kra is smart, inventive and carries a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He gets into more scraps than anyone else no matter what ship he's on and yet he's someone you want to root for and be on your side. I thoroughly enjoyed how the author used today's weapons (shotgun and a .357 considered relics in the story) along with futuristic weapons. This is a fully developed story, both the plot and a number of characters (aliens and humans alike), and kept my attention throughout the book. There are many twist and turns in this story and it will keep you on your toes until the very last page. Highly recommend this excellent SF story. I've read Mr. Ervin's other 2 novels and he's an author that should be on everyone's radar.
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Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Relic-Tech-Crax-War-Chronicles-ebook/dp