Rade returns his alien client to her secret base on the far side of the galaxy. When the ship arrives, his team finds the base destroyed beyond recognition.
A dark discovery in the ruins leads the team to a new star system. There, Rade’s client embarks on an important mission, leaving him and the team behind to guard valuable transportation technology.
But when unexpected circumstances arise and an old enemy makes an appearance, Rade is faced with a gut-wrenching choice.
He learns that it’s true what they say: having children changes everything.
Will Rade betray his client, and potentially all of humanity, to save his kids?
I am hoping that City of Phants will be your only foray into the “Only my family counts, screw the entirety of humanity” genre. Rade should have refused to cooperate with the greens no matter how many people he cared about in his small group. He can’t redeem himself, he’s a liar and a weak human being. I feel tricked into listening to the previous books, even though I had to admit, the misogyny and sexual discrimination was rampant in them. I find myself hoping they all get eaten by creatures they have no business bothering.