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  #74 New June 4th, 2021 04:16 AM
A Corporate Coup by Andrew Moriarty (Jake Stewart #4)

How wonderful! Just looked at Amazon and discovered that a book that I have been awaiting for more than a year finally showed up on Kindle Unlimited, where I can read it for "free"[*1]. The book is _A_Corporate_Coup_ by Andrew Moriarty, and it is #4 in a series that I have enjoyed through multiple rereadings over the past few years.[*2] These are hard-sf novels, meaning the science and spaceships and so forth all work the way we think they should, according to current knowledge. Also, they give off that special Traveller aura, with shotguns and vacc suits and blade weapons (where reasonable). The hero, Jake Stewart, has various adventures as an untrained corporate spy (his formal training is in accounting [*2]) traveling among various stations in space or on moons, or on the single planet with human-breathable atmosphere in the Sigma Draconis system. Humanity in this system has been on its own, cut off from greater Human civilization for over 300 years since the last visit by a ship capable of traversing the wormholes to other star systems, because they lack the knowledge or tech base to build new ships of their own. Everything about these books is excellent: the writing, the setting, the stories, the characters, the subtle humor... Lemme tell you, I have been =eagerly= awaiting #4, and when I finish it I'll be sad because I'll have to wait another 12-18 months for the next one! So now I've taken enough of my valuable reading time to tell you, my friends, about this treasure, so Bye now, I'm back to chapter 2.

[*1] It is a subscription service that allows me to "check out" up to 8 kindle books at a time, and to get a new one I have to put one back. So not really free, just a monthly subscription.

[*2] The first three books in the series (all excellent, would be very hard pressed to pick a favorite) are: Trans Galactic Insurance, Orbital Claims Adjustor, and Third Moon Chemicals. There is also a prequel about the initial survey of the system entitled Sigma Draconis IV, which you can get by signing up for the author's mailing list.

[*3] The series is actually subtitled by the author as, "Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant," but I think that is ridiculous because there is never any Jump Space involved, and even back when they could travel between star systems it was via wormhole. Series title should have been, "Adventures of Jake Stewart, Space Accountant," or something similar not including the word Jump.
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