Original and tongue-in-cheek… A rip-roaring space adventure.
Howalt’s clever latest expertly combines well-executed action with witty banter between authentic characters. With barely any job in sight, Private Investigator Richard Hart and his snarky pilot Eddie Macías are more than happy to accept a highly classified mission and leave for a distant solar system in their small spaceship, the Colibri. But when their path collides with Alannah Jakson, a professional travel writer, they realize their mission is more than dangerous. It takes a while for the action to rev up, but once it does, the relentless tension, spirited characters, and witty dialogue keep the pages flying. Howalt’s take on urbanization and animal cruelty in the space is both clever and entertaining, and she is seamless when it comes to incorporating the protagonists’ backstories. Readers will be delighted to know Richard, Eddie, and Alannah as they are pushed to confront impossible dangers in the lead-up to an exhilarating climax. Fans of intelligent, witty sci-fi will be wowed.
The Stellar Snow Job
Spaceboy Books LLC
Pub date August 27th 2022