His career, his woman, his sanity.
Two years ago, on a deadly mission to the lawless Devil’s Nebula, Commander Zayn Phoenix’s life imploded. Now the former Strike Wing pilot fills his days with dangerous adventures alongside his treasure hunter brothers.
But his nights are another story: haunted by nightmares of one unforgivable act.
Until an assassin lures him into a hunt. A hunt for her freedom from the Assassin’s Guild. A hunt for a derringer used in an ancient and infamous assassination—of old Earth president, Abraham Lincoln.
Zayn is compelled to join the perilous adventure with Ria Dante that will take them straight into the heart of the Devil’s Nebula, but not for money, fame or treasure.
He joins because Ria has the face of the woman he left for dead in the Nebula years before.
Includes preview of Book 3 of The Phoenix Adventures, On a Rogue Planet.
In the Devil’s Nebula – Science Fiction Romance / Action Adventure Romance
Short Fiction: Short Story - 53,500 words
The Phoenix brothers are treasure hunters and this book focuses on Zayn, whose past haunts him, and his new mission is about to truly test his mettle. Ria is an assassin and she desperately wants to leave the Guild, but that's impossible or is it? Ria has a cunning plan but she needs the Phoenix boys to help her. Okay, so finally her plan is operable but there's a really big fly in the ointment because every time Zayn looks at her, it's the face of a dead woman looking back at him, a woman he killed!
I really liked the idea of these treasure hunting brothers searching for old earth artifacts. Yes, it's an adventure story with a strong romance running through it but the more poignant moments really helped to open it up. There's a huge twist with corruption and secrecy to uncover and although the end seemed almost too pat, I didn't really mind. What has me screaming though is the mystery thief, Nera Darc, and I can't wait to learn more about her. My favourite character has to be a certain teenage bomb maker who quite literally blew me away!
So bottom line, I liked In the Devil's Nebula and would read more by Ms Hackett. Fast, fun and entertaining.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.