I am a big Sci-Fi fan (Star Wars in particular) and have read a great deal. I had my doubts picking this book up as I've never really read anything by a brand new author before but let me tell you, they were quickly put to rest. The very first scene at the rift grabbed my attention and the book never really lost it. It can be daunting to invent an entire new world and have it appear believable; something that Evans has definitely accomplished.
Piracy is a game. How much are you worth? Since she was a little girl, everyone - from her father to the Great Creator himself - told Lyssa Peate the same thing: she's worthless. But when she becomes the pirate bounty hunter Razia, she can see the price tag on her own head. Employed by one of the four pirate syndicates, she uses bank transactions and her considerable wits to capture rival members. At least, she would be if Razia's boss ever gave her a chance. It's a man’s world, and all she’s allowed to hunt are purse snatchers while she languishes on probation. To pay the bills, she's stuck in her old life as Lyssa, discovering and analyzing distant planets and selling them for cash. She's doing just enough to stay out of trouble, pretending to be continuing her father's mysterious research while away for long periods of time. Her slimy boss is always asking questions and even assigns one of her younger brothers, Vel, to intern with her. Already struggling to keep the balance between her double lives, she tries everything to rid herself of the kid... ...until the universal police mistake Lyssa’s intern for Razia's hostage.
Praise from a Sci-Fi Nerd