The Last Dance

The Last Dance Review

At the heart of a mystery unfolding in space, the opposing forces make a treacherous journey between Earth and Mars.

In space, mutiny means death—that’s why Inspector General Park Yerim is taking her investigation so seriously. The alleged mutineer is Captain Nicolau Aames, whose command of the massive Earth-Mars vessel Aldrin has come under fire. The vast System Initiative says he disobeyed orders, but his crew swears he’s in the right.

En route to Mars, Park gathers testimony from the Aldrin’s diverse crew, painting a complex picture of Aames’s character: his heroism, his failures, even his personal passions. As the investigation unfolds, Park finds herself in the thrall of powerful interests, each pushing and pulling her in a fiery cosmic dance.

Corruption, conflicting loyalties, and clashing accounts make it nearly impossible to see the truth in fifty million miles of darkness, and Park faces danger from every direction. All eyes are on her: one way or another, her findings will have astronomical implications for the Aldrin and the future of space travel.

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  • Charles  van Buren

    Review of Kindle editionPublication date: November 1, 2019Publisher: 47NorthLanguage: EnglishASIN: B07KS83CGJ456 pagesThis novel is hard sci-fi similar to that which I used to read in the 1960's and 7...

  • Liviu

    An excellent novel - I got it absolutely by chance as it featured in the Amazon prime email with the selection for the beginning of the month free prime book (which I generally ignore as I already hav...

  • Guy Marsden

    Good story but structural flaws bugged me.Every chapter begins from the perspective of a character as if they are sharing their experience verbally but the writing style does not support this. It jump...

  • Kimberly Lynne

    Got my geek on. A multi-POV tale of a Mars-bound mutiny . . . or was it? Bonus points for diverse cast. The story is primarily told during "off the record" crew interviews about Capt. Nick Aames so th...

  • Julie Davis

    The last time I enjoyed a new science fiction author this much was when I read Leviathan Wakes. Like that book, this one feels like something from the Golden Age of Science fiction, while being someth...

  • William

    Starts well, but then gets very dull indeed. ...

  • Riki

    You care so you finish butGood characters you care about them and want to know how it all ends up. But very long winded and the stories within the story become repetitive, too detailed for the purpose...

  • Ann-Marie

    I can't remember where I picked this one up on my Kindle. It is the first one by Martin L. Shoemaker I have read and it won't be the last. Wonderful space opera with varied and compelling characters, ...

  • Dave C

    Good Reading I enjoyed this book. The author did an excellent job of creating characters whose stories came to life via an effective combination of introspective thoughts, off the record conversations...

  • Roger Jackson

    The Last Dance is an excellent science fiction and suspense novel. To me, there really was not a "mystery", so I'm not sure why that it is the subtitle. Don't go into this book expecting some big twis...