Chains of Command (Frontlines) by Marko Kloos. 47North. 384 pages.
It’s been a year and a lot of water under the bridge since I read and reviewed Angles of Attack, Marko Kloos’ last book in his space combat series. So the first thing I did when Chains of Command came out a few weeks ago was go back and read Angles of Attack again. And I loved it. Again.
It’s rare when an author can get you caught up in the action, the science fiction gimmicry, and the characters to the point where you really don’t want the story to end. Kloos is a very good storyteller.
Chains of Command takes off just where Angles left off, after a hair-raising escape through alien-infested territory to get back to Earth, with a flotilla of spaceships that may be mankind’s last hope to fend off extinction. The fleet that was supposed to protect Earth has disappeared, but drones sent out by the U.S.S. Indianapolis discover where they have gone, and a team is quickly gathered to send to try and get them back. An invasion to take back Mars will happen soon, but will they have the help of the missing ships?
This is another great book in the series, and if you like books in military science fiction, you won’t want to miss this one.
I give it five out of five stars.