An Officer’s Duty-Jean Johnson

An Officer’s Duty

Jean Johnson

Ace, Jul 31 2012. $7.99

ISBN: 9781937007690

 

Powerful Space Force Navy psychic Ia can slip in and out of the time streams and see centuries into the future.  Knowing that three hundred years from now, a near invincible enemy enters the galaxy destroying everything in their hunt for energy, Ia finds only one time line in which the destruction of the Milky Way does not occur.  Thus she enlisted in the military when she turned eighteen as the first step towards insuring the one positive outcome happens (see A Soldier’s Duty).

 

Ia returns to her home heavyworld Sanctuary in order to insure the safety of her family and makes sure her brother wins the lottery at a time when religious disputes begin to turn hostile. The money will be used to for Sanctuary to survive one of the wars in which her home world plays a pivotal role. Ia plays a role in a series of armed conflicts with her goal to save billions of lives if every step in the time stream happens.  Ia is a part of the Blockade Patrol keeping the amphibian race the Saliks blocked up in their sector.  However, she knows they plan to break through the blockade; she must prevent this from happening because if they succeed her efforts to follow that one time stream ends in the earliest stage.

 

Known for her romantic fantasies (see the Sons of Destiny), Jean Johnson continues to display the width of her talent with her second exciting Theirs Not to Reason Why military science fiction thriller.  Fans of Honor Harrington will appreciate heroic Ia who gives up the life she wants and the man she loves to prevent a futuristic galactic wide catastrophe, which, if unimpeded, would occur after she is dead.   Fast-paced with terrific battle scenes and deep characterizations, Ia brings a sense of urgency to this deep tale.

 

Harriet Klausner

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