5 of 5 stars
What a rush! From the opening heart-pounding chapter to the last one Ms. Bouchet keeps you on the edge of your seat with this book. I wasn't sure what to expect in this new series because her previous trilogy KINGMAKER CHRONICLES was epic fantasy stories. Jumping from that genre to space opera could have been a stretch, but Ms. Bouchet does it with aplomb.
This new series follows Captain Tess Bailey and her ragtag crew. They are the night chasers--stealing medicine, food and whatever else is needed to delivering them to the orphans all the while running from the Dark Watch. Following a harrowing escape, Tess hires Shade to fix her ship before she can outrun the evil minions again. Shade is a bounty hunter for the empire and when he finds out the bounty on Tess's head, he struggles with what to do. Should he turn her over to the Dark Watch or follow his growing attraction and the need to keep her safe?
The plot moves along quickly. Just when you think Tess and her crew are momentarily safe, another twist takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. I was so invested in this story, I didn't want it to end. Ms. Bouchet has written a story that will knock your socks off with the tension, emotion and action throughout the story. I can't wait for book 2!
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