The Star Protocol by Ramon Marett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It's not often that passions for space adventure, science fiction and archaeology join forces in the same book, but that's clearly what lies behind The Star Protocol.
Protagonists Dash and Will are professional soldiers, special forces with special skills and training, and the adventure they are thrown into tests their professionalism to its limits (and sometimes beyond). They have some staunch allies along the way, but frankly, without their rock-hard attitude of 'deal with the problem first and then worry about what the hell's going on' no one else would make it through - not even the MI6 agent who turns out to be nursing quite a secret of his own (but no spoilers), and certainly not the father-and-daughter archaeologists looking for ancient artefacts in the Iraqi desert, unaware they'd wandered into a war zone.
This is science fiction at breakneck speed.
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