“Casimir Bridge” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by Darren Beyer. This is Mr. Beyer’s first novel.
I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains scenes of Violence. This Science Fiction novel is set in the future where not only has the Solar System been colonized, but outposts on nearby stars have as well.
The primary character is Mandi Nkasi, a reporter. She is trying to find the details that will give her an exclusive, ground breaking story. Instead she is almost killed and must flee if she is to save herself.
What she had stumbled on was a power struggle between Jans Mikel, CEO of Applied Interstellar Corporation (AIC) and Gregory Andrews former CEO of TSI. Andrews, having officially given up the reigns of TSI, still wields plenty of power. He is willing to do anything to obtain the technology that AIC has develeloped.
Mikel had move much of his corporate offices and research to another star system. He knows there will be a confrontation with Earth, and AIC has already lost a few ships under mysterious conditions. He thinks that his preparations will keep AIC safe, but does he know the full extent of the powers arrayed against him?
It becomes a race to see if AIC can clear itself of allegations that it is aligned with terrorists, before Andrews manipulates things to take AIC over. There is considerable action, as well as a touch of romance as the story unfolds. I liked the characters in this novel and look forward to the next installment in the “Anghazi Series”. Without giving away any spoilers, I can say that the book ends in a cliff hanger promising an exciting sequel. I give this novel a 4.4 (rounded down to a 4) out of 5.
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