Books : reviews

Mike Brooks.
Dark Run.
Del Rey. 2015

rating : 4 : passes the time
review : 13 March 2018

The Keiko Is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune and adventurers, travelling Earth’s colony planets searching for the next job. And nobody talks about their past.

But when a face from Captain Ichabod Drift’s former life sends them on a run to Old Earth, all the rules change.

Trust will be broken and blood will be spilled.

Captain Ichabod Drift and his crew are used to playing the odds. But then Drift is made an offer he can't refuse: one last fast run of a mysterious cargo to Earth, to be delivered with split-second timing. Finding out what that cargo is will put Drift and his crew in danger, and at odds with each other.

This is a pacey page turner, with a motley crew of smugglers and con artists, each with secrets to keep, working together so that they won't hang separately.