Aftermath can be compared to a spy/post-war novel set off-world. There's some mention of advanced technology but the story moves along based on the strength and interaction of the two main characters, Jacquel and Rheia. I had trouble putting down and finished it within a week while reading it on my 20min bus ride to/from work.
Aftermath: Hathe Book Three
Mary Brock Jones, author
War or Peace. It doesn't matter. There is always an enemy. Jacquel des Trurains, acclaimed hero of the resistance, has been charged with overseeing the restoration of Hathe after the Terran occupation. But it won’t be easy. Years of oppression have left their mark on every dirtsider who stayed behind. And what of the Hathians who fled to the moon? The greed of a few for the sparkling jewel of the colonial worlds could destroy everything when they return. So, Jacquel’s bosses decide he needs some help, and they send him Rheia asn Postrova. Rheia spent the war embroiled in twisted diplomatic games to protect the secrets of Hathe from the Terrans. Now she's been sent to teach a stubborn man how to play nice with his fellow Hathians. Together, they must find a way to heal their home. But Rheia has secrets of her own, and Jacquel soon discovers that diplomacy is just a subtler war with a wiser enemy.
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