I’ve read all Doug J. Cooper’s books in the Crystal Series and the Bump Time series. Both are excellent science fiction series and I truly enjoyed reading them. It should come as no surprise, then, that when he released Lagrange Rising (A Cuss Abbott Novel), it made its way on my TBR list. Here is my review!
Synopsis (from the author):
The bodies of wealthy seniors are being dumped in Lagrange, their ID implants cut from their skulls, their bank accounts emptied. Authorities learn that the elderly victims were snatched from Nova Terra on the Moon. Lagrange is a sovereign nation, a massive space structure orbiting between Earth and the Moon, so the chilling crimes fall under the purview of the Interworld Marshals Service. Cuss Abbott, a resourceful and tenacious investigator, starts the case with few clues, a rising body count, and politicians demanding answers. The criminals are seemingly invisible, disappearing after each heinous act. Shadowed by his partner, an enhanced human named Ygo, Cuss corners the butchers, setting in motion a confrontation with tragic results. Distraught, he bulls ahead, pursuing the killers across worlds to a suspense-filled showdown.
What I liked about Lagrange Rising:
Lagrange Rising had much to like. First, Cuss Abbott, an intriguing character to say the least. Ygo, the enhanced human helping Cuss in the background, added a lot to the story. Top-notch technology imagined for Nova Terra and Lagrange, plus the space travel was an interesting backdrop for the story. Lastly, Cuss’ romantic pursuit of Hatha put all the elements in place for an enjoyable space opera.
What I didn’t like about Lagrange Rising:
My only complaint about Lagrange Rising was that the perpetrators were revealed pretty early in the story, so apart from Cuss’ efforts to track them down, there wasn’t much mystery to it.
Overall impression of Lagrange Rising:
Lagrange Rising by Doug J. Cooper was an entertaining novel. Good characters, plenty of action, nice technology, and a bit of romance made for a good read. For those who enjoyed Mr. Cooper’s other books, this one is a good start to the new series. For those new to Mr. Cooper, add this one to your TBR list!
4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 stars)