The Callisto Gambit
Felix R Savage
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"Good (new) old-fashioned hard SF by a brilliant new writer!" -- Reader Review
Amid Earth's war against Mars, one man desperately searches for a safe home for his people.
Kiyoshi Yonezawa—smuggler and occasional pirate—can look after himself. Looking after 500 homeless friends and relations is a much bigger challenge. As the war between Earth and Mars heats up, chaos strikes the asteroid belt, and Kiyoshi's people seek refuge aboard an arkship that would leave the solar system far behind.
Convinced it's a deathtrap, Kiyoshi tries to extricate them. But in the process, his brother is wrongfully arrested by Earth's dreaded secret police. Determined to rescue his brother and free his people, Kiyoshi’s chances of prevailing against the overwhelming might of the UN look bleak.
With the rule of law in the Belt crumbling, a deal with the biggest crook on Ceres looks like his only hope...
The Callisto Gambit is the seventh and last novel in the Sol System Renegades series, a science fiction epic that reviewers are calling "a new classic in the space opera genre." If you like complex characters, explosive military sci-fi, and exhilarating suspense, then you'll love this action-packed space thriller.
Pick up The Callisto Gambit today and immerse yourself in a breathtaking new adventure.
The Sol System Renegades series in chronological order:
Keep Off The Grass (short origin story)
Crapkiller (prequel novella)
The Elfrida Goto Trilogy
1. The Galapagos Incident
2. The Vesta Conspiracy
3. The Mercury Rebellion
A Very Merry Zero-Gravity Christmas (short story)
The Solarian War Trilogy
1. The Luna Deception
2. The Phobos Maneuver
3. The Mars Shock
The Callisto Gambit (the final novel in the series)
A surprising and exciting ending to the series
The Callisto Gambit is a perfect ending to this awesome series. I read all of these books, and though each was full of surprises, I still thought I knew how the various threads would wrap up. I was wrong though; Mr. Savage surprised me again.
Not only does this book tie up the loose ends nicely, it is also a new adventure, and full of new characters both good and bad. I really like the Yonezawa characters and they are in this one a lot. Kiyoshi continues to surprise, and I do not think we have seen him hit the highs and lows that he achieves in this one. Jun continues his AI badassery, pretty much pwning anything and everything, though not without limits and danger. We see the Boss, and a little of Elfrida, Mendoza and Mars, but mostly the story is way out someplace new, and there are new faces.
Like the other books in this series, again we see a solar system full of imagination yet still grounded in reality. I think that is what I like most about these stories. We see governments, corporations and people trying to create nice whitewashed perfect worlds and cities, however as in real life, there is always something a little off, a little rough, rushing in to fill any void. In this one, Kiyoshi, the secret service types and the various bad-guys drag us through the underground of just about every setting. It keeps it real.
Bottom line: I highly recommend this book and the series in general. I felt it had a slow start, but it may be that I was not prepared for so much character and background detail. I'll have to reread The Galapagos Incident to know. But definitely from the The Mercury Rebellion on this series was a wild ride. Get into it, I do not think you will regret it.