Piracy is a game. Whom do you trust?
Lyssa Peate has found a tenuous balance between her double lives - the planet-discovering scientist and space pirate bounty hunter named Razia. No longer on probation, Razia still struggles to be thought of as more than a chocolate-fetching joke, and Lyssa can’t be truthful to those closest to her. But both lives are turned upside-down when feisty government investigator Lizbeth Carter shows up to capture the same pirate Razia is after.
Lizbeth’s not interested in taking Razia’s thunder; rather, she convinces the caustic bounty hunter to help solve a mystery. Somebody’s hiring pirates to target government ships, and there’s a money trail that doesn’t make any sense. From the desert planet of D-882 to the capital city on S-864, the investigation leads them deeper into a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the Universal Government - and to one of the most painful chapters in Lyssa’s past.
Alliances is the highly anticipated sequel to Double Life, Book 1 in the Razia Series. (Goodreads)
I will, at some point, get caught up with reviews....really. I really, really will! :)
Okay, heartily enjoyed the first book in this series, DOUBLE LIFE, and the second book in the series did not disappoint. Razia, as headstrong and difficult as she is, is portrayed very well and we get a good sense of why she is the way she is (holy mother of all family backgrounds, that's for sure!). There were still a few times I wanted to reach into the pages and shake her by the shirtfront, but she is definitely growing throughout the books, which is something I really appreciate seeing. Lizabeth is an interesting character, and she had a great deal of chemistry with Razia (of the platonic sort...though I did wonder a few times ;). There were a few times when the details of all they were doing kind of bogged down the storyline, even if they were necessary to seeing what they were doing, but I just ended up skimming them. Anyhow, their exploits and undertakings kept me glued to the pages and I can't wait for the next book in the series!