Goodreads: Marines (Derelict Saga #1)

Author: Paul Elard Cooley

Published: 6th January 20017 (Severed Press)

Source: Scribd

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “Fifty years ago, Mira, humanity’s last hope to find new resources, exited the solar system bound for Proxima Centauri b. Seven years into her mission, all transmissions ceased without warning. Mira and her crew were presumed lost. Humanity, unified during her construction, splintered into insurgency and rebellion.

Now, an outpost orbiting Pluto has detected a distress call from an unpowered object entering Sol space: Mira has returned. When all attempts at communications fail, S&R Black, a Sol Federation Marine Corps search and rescue vessel, is dispatched from Trident Station to intercept, investigate, and tow the beleaguered Mira to Neptune.

As the marines prepare for the journey, uncertainty and conspiracy fomented by Trident Station’s governing AIs, begin to take their toll. Upon reaching Mira, they discover they’ve been sent on a mission that will almost certainly end in catastrophe.
The Derelict saga is a suspenseful mashup of hard military sci-fi, space opera, and mystery.

Some mysteries shouldn’t be solved. ” – Goodreads

Review: There is a lot of build up. 90% of the story is world building and character building. The Author wants you to know all the characters, wants you to know the story behind everything. So when the crap hits the fan, you feel for guys. You want them to succeed. You want them to find the truth.

The story is built up so well that by the end, you want to know what happened to Mira. How did it happen? Have they just opened a can of worms they cannot put back in? Looking forward to the second in the series.