The Second Ship ( Book One of the Rho Agenda)
by Richard Phillips
I have a love/hate relationship with this book. OK, not really hate… Just one minute I love it and am totally into it… and the next I am like… WHAT? Really? …struggling to make sense of a new character and their behavior… and then I am back in love.
Through out the whole book.. my mind searched (and still searches) for connections between (2) specific seemingly arbitrary substories. They were… well, not like sub-stories that I’m used to… you know… a separate story running along the same path as the main story then intersecting in an understandable and meaningful way…. These sub-stories appeared to just END. I mean, it was clear how they intersected the main story… but it’s not clear why they existed in the first place, I didn’t find that they added any meaning to the book.
Those (2) sub stories aside, I enjoyed the book and found it clearly written, engaging and believable science fiction (at least I think it’s fiction!)
And I will tell you this… if you are like me and like to have some closure… you’d best prepare yourself to buy the second book in this series. Just sayin.