(Kindle Unlimited - Mar 2019.) A WARNING OF SPOILERS COMING. Well after the disappointment of book 2, ("Deception"), I was pleased to see an improvement in the plot for this book. HOWEVER some inconsistencies need to be mentioned. Two major ones I'll deal with. (1) The Governor's 13y old daughter, one of a few pilots qualified by using simulations, was needed to pilot the colony ship "Deliverance" to the surface of Essex. She was killed in an Earth space fighter (a "Dagger") found on "Deliverance" while combatting an armed, destructive sphere trying to destroy "Deliverance" which still managed to successfully land. So her only necessity was for Mr Forbes to set up conflict between Caleb and the Governor. (2) Caleb and the 13y old daughter battled the sphere in Daggers that were only space capable, not atmospheric capable, and hence Caleb's desperate efforts to re-board the "Deliverance" before it entered Essex's atmosphere. Yet once landed, Riley used a Dagger to beat Caleb, the marines, and the AI to the Axon city on the other side of the mountain range.
Because of such careless inconsistencies my potential four star rating has to be cut back to a THREE star.