Sunday, August 9, 2015

Crossways - Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford
DAW, Aug 4 2015, $7.99
ISBN 9780756410179

Implanted at birth with psi enhancing technology to enable techies to locate valuable resources for mega-corps, Cara Carlinni the Telepath and Ben Benjamin the Navigator did the unimaginable when they saved thousands of people instead of handing over the platinum find to the galaxy-spanning business entities.  Giants like Alphacorp and the Trust need to make an example of this rebellious pair to other psi-techies; preferably dead but at least on trial for major crimes like terrorism and murder.

The hunted felons and their surviving allies hide on Crossways Station where they plan a brief respite before sailing the Solar Wind in search of 30,000 lost in space settlers.  However the pair also know that once they leave Crossways they will be in the crosshairs of those wanting to collect the dead or alive bounty.

The second Psi-Tech thriller is a tremendous, timely science fiction tale starring courageous David and Davidette battling against Goliath.  The keys to this action-packed space opera are the Bedford galaxy (with heroes, villains, fence-sitters and innocent victims) that comes across as real and the psi-technology seems genuine.  Although it behooves the audience to have read Empire of Dust to better understand why Ben and especially Cara went rogue, Jacey Bedford authors a terrific tale with apparently more to follow.

Harriet Klausner

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