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Summary

An insidious cabal has decided to change the direction of the United Alliance of Stars (UAS) with a coup d’etat - but not through a military takeover. They have devised a subtler coup: the manipulation of the Committee, the 15-star system that sets policy for the UAS. 

This group of terrorists, calling itself WEP - for “We the People” - have issued an ultimatum: revise the UAS Constitution, or they will kill those who oppose the change. And good to their word, shortly afterward, Committee delegates are being killed. 

The UAS Committee enlists their de facto troubleshooter, Anna Paulus, to shut down the cabal, but they insists she leave the NIA and manage UAS Committee Security. For Anna it’s a nightmare scenario, leaving her safe and comfortable world for a completely new environment dominated by macho men with years of combat experience. Adding to her concerns, she can imagine herself WEP’s prime target. 

Anna soon realizes that things are not what they seem, and the cabal is quick to recognize her involvement as a potential problem. To make matters worse, the cabal is only months from succeeding - and only Anna and her red-headed krait stand in their way.

©2019 C. R. Daems (P)2019 Skyboat Media

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Exception storyline, getting better as it progressed

It’s difficult to tell if the lead character or the author is growing with experience. Each book in the series is an improvement & more mature than the last. I get slightly annoyed when books are written with the obvious intent to produce a series rather than a proper novel & the ending of this currently last in the series has a poor & abrupt ending, to try & get me to buy the next episode! All I need to say on that issue is Stephan King.

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Amazing

Amazing as always C.R.Daems, your books and stories are just brilliant, I hope this is not the last book in the series.

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Sublime Personified

truly well written and a very enticing, gripping and thrilling story line. CR.DAEMS please please bring us more of both Anna Paulus and my other current favourite, the outstanding Ghost of the tasmanian special forces. bothe excellent strong characters and not to mention extremely fun to listen to and read about. wonderful narration by the way.

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Enjoyable series

C R Daems likes his strong but unlikely women as his lead characters. He also likes the friends of his lead (in this case Anna) to have a strong supporting (and supportive) cast and as a result, this works nicely as a sci-fi mystery adventure with a 'cosy crime' element. Though there is plenty I find entirely unconvincing about Anna's character I have still enjoyed the series and hope there is more to come.

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I love the way the reactions of those who look down on Anna are described, always makes me smile as I always looked younger than my yrs in my career,
this has been a fascinating series, always tense and suspenseful, with great stories excellently written to minute detail, full of secondary characters who often appear in further books,
I hope there is another as this one ends abruptly but with no cliffhanger, I would miss Anna and red, red needs a conclusion.
Once again superb performance of narration.

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Great story

Loved the story again another great book. Thought the middle was better not my favourite of the books but did like the way the story keeps pulling you back in.

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Loved this series of books

I absolutely loved this series of books, got totally into them couldn't wait to carry on listening to them, hoping there's more to come

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What worked as “unknown” doesn’t anymore.

The author ignorance on security worked when the MC was a low profile nobody. But having criminal in a car on the tarmac of the withe house waiting for the secretary of defence to board and throw a grenade in the plane as the door close? SERIOUSLY? The check point is INSIDE the white house lobby? SERIOUSLY?

This story made me nostalgic of star trek’s Red Shirts. Note: Marines make poor body guards. Wrong training. Wrong mission.

Don’t forget that the MC is supposed to be a genius class criminal investigator.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-12-19

I love these books

The narration is a great match to Anna, so it's a pleasure to listen to the book. There's nothing jarring or out of place. I like the character and I love the narration. The narrators speech patterns and voice are really enjoyable, seemingly light and pensive, much like the character.

The action is good and shows how Anna's unconventionality draws people to her.

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  • 21-06-21

love it

love it and hope it will come more books in this series. good story and good performens

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  • Zachary a fry
  • 16-03-21

Red a dangerous adventure

5th book just as great as the first love the series of Ann and Red hope to hear more love the adventure.love the action!

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  • Susan mowery
  • 11-03-21

Five Star Book, great narration!

Wonderful series, I've enjoyed every book! The narration was great as well, I will continue as each book is released. I purchased this one and I'm glad I did!

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  • Cheri
  • 24-12-20

Waiting for more...

One of my favorite series. Hopefully there will be more coming soon. Glad the whining stopped...lol

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  • Dennis Jameson
  • 17-12-20

Very close between a 4 and a 5

I gave it a 5 even though it didn't rise tothe level of Murder Bot or Undying Mercenaries because yes I would listen to it and the rest of the series again. I will as soon as i get a release date for the next. it is as much a detective or police procedural story as SF. Kind of a petite Jack Reacher in a skirt!

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  • devin
  • 26-06-22

10 STARS 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

WOW just wow what an absolutely amazing awesome series I loved every second of this series. Anna is an amazing character and her story kept me interested and on the edge of my seat to the vary end. I'm sad 😔 this is the last one and will miss this series it was so unique I mean a girl with a deadly disease and a snake 🐍 of all things to be her partner in crime like seriously thats amazing 👏 and different. I will also say book 3 had me hart broken when she got kidnapped I was so shocked and horrified for anna that took me a couple of days to get over, but that just shows how much I loved and cared for this character. I really hope there will be more books to come i will be first in line to read the next and the one after that 🙏 😊 ❤️

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  • 30-12-21

loved the story and performance

love the over all performance of Gabrielle de. There is twice a 3rd is in the future.

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  • Angela
  • 04-12-21

Book5

Im on book 5. Cant stop. Love the story! Amazing! Funny ! Keeps getting better and better!!!