4.5 of 5 stars
RELIC HUNTED continues the story of Security Specialist Kra Keesey. After miraculously surviving the Cranaltar IV brain scan with his memories intact, Keesey's contract is picked up by Intelligence. The action picks right up in the medical facility where Keesey is recovering and it is under attack by the Crax. These aliens are winning the war. Humanity is on the brink of extinction, but then again, the Crax have underestimated Keesey's tenacity to survive. He single-handedly brought down Capital Galactic Corporation who had a secret alliance with the Crax, but not all of the CGC executives were caught. Keesey has become the most hated man in the galaxy and CGC has put a huge bounty on his head.
Mr. Ervin pulls the reader into the story with the opening chapter and from there it's one jaw-dropping scene after another. I could hardly take a breath wondering what would happen to Keesey next. Make no mistake, Keesey is no superman, but what he lacks in more advanced technical skills, he more than makes up for it with his mode of outdated fire arms. The cast of supporting aliens is inventive and was interesting to see how they interacted with humans. A slight criticism would be there were too many back story scenes especially at the end. I found myself skipping over those paragraphs to get back to the action and the reason why this book didn't earn the full 5 stars. The story ends with a surprising twist, nicely setting up book 3. Can't wait to see what Mr. Ervin has in store for Security Specialist Keesey. Fans of science fiction/space opera will absolutely love the book.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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