The hero of Edaline, Richard Sullivan, returns in this book to chase down his friend. Frank Allen is not himself anymore after months of mental influence. Not to steam shovel the spoilers there is corruption in the new government of Edaline, itchy career minded SABI officers out to arrest Sullivan, a lovely rich heiress who wants the adventure to end with her and Sullivan living happily ever after, malevolent aliens…oh yes, and religious visions.
The pace of the novel is excellent as was the omnibus and the character development is still believable. A difference from the prequel is that the editing needs another pass. All blends together in my reading experience to give it four out of five stars.