Command Decision, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Kylara had to leave a bright future as a military cadet, and was thrown into the brutal world of off-world trading.

This subsequent career in the family business was tough: marked by war, mutiny and attempted assassination.

But then her home was attacked and her parents killed - their trading empire left in ruins.

Now she must save what is left of the family and the business, with few friends and too few assets.

She must make full use of her hard-won experience to not just survive, but to restore the shattered fortunes of the Vatta family and their allies. Now, Kylara Vatta, space-trader and sometime privateer, has destined herself for a dangerous and unpredictable future.

She will muster an interplanetary taskforce and forge them into a lethal weapon: one that the pirates who destroyed her family will never forget ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781841493794



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More fast paced action and space battles. There's a hostage rescue of Rafe's parents, and larger slices of politics sneaking in.There are also a couple of rather obvious plot chunks to make the story more fun, although in at least one case it works to not only make Ky look more heroic (although it does that too) but to make other bits of plot move along nicely too.We're getting to a "This is not the end, but it is the beginning of the end" (to misquote) kind of situation I think. One more, just possibly two more books in the series without a significant new twist.

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