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The Aleph Extraction

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Simon Kovalic haven't even had a chance to breathe and recover from their teammate's betrayal in the last mission when he and his team are assigned their next job - a heist. They are going to have to steal a relic that may belong to an alien race, and maybe, just maybe, provide the knowledge to give the Commonwealth a leg-up on the Illyrican. To do this, they are going to have to steal this artifact from a gangster who is expecting them. To help them out, they are assigned a new crew-member, Specialist Addy Sayers, who is an ex-com with a quick temper. Working together will be essential to completing this mission, but how can they trust this un-trustworthy newcomer, especially in light of what happened with their last crew member?

This is some really fun space opera.

Author Dan Moren gives us a clever set of characters - most who work well by themselves but have to find a way to trust their teammates in order to survive - no easy feat, given how Moren sets these characters in front of the reader.

We know that getting this relic will be tricky, but that Kovalic and crew have a few tricks up their collective sleeves. Just what those are is a big part of the fun and the mystery that keeps us reading.

The action here builds nicely to a climax, with the danger involved seemingly insurmountable. Moren really takes us right to the edge on this one, giving us multiple choices as to which character will not survive to the next book.

I don't really get a sense of the 'cold war' though I understand it's there and that these missions are a small part of this cold war fight, but this big picture is still missing from these books for me. I hope we'll get more of this in future volumes. In the meantime, I'm content to sit back and have fun.

Looking for a good book? The Aleph Extraction by Dan Moren is fun space opera - a bit of science fiction mixed with a dose of action/adventure novel. A good book to enjoy for some casual reading.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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A lot of fun. Space opera espionage and a classic heist, who can really argue with that?

This both builds nicely on The Bayern Agenda (not forgetting The Caledonian Gambit, the actual first book prior to a publisher change) but is an easy jumping on point or can simply be read on it's own.

Very much looking forward to the next one, will happily drop a pre-order as soon as possible!

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A fun read, gripping and entertaining.
It's action packed, fast paced and the plot flows keeping you hooked.
The characters are well thought and interesting, the world building is interesting.
This is the first book I read in this series and want to read the other instalment.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine.

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A great read. Action packed spy, suspense, heist thriller. I read it in a day - could not put it down. I had not read Dan's other 2 novels in this world and at first, felt I was missing something. But the plot took off and it didn't matter. I would have given it 5 stars but at first, the the dialogue between characters was heavily cliched and slightly distracting.

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The Aleph Extraction is a fun, adventure/spy novel that keeps you hooked from the first page to the last. Moren does a great job of dropping twists and turns, so you’re never exactly sure what’s what. The characters play off each other well, giving the feeling of established colleagues who understand each other. I haven’t read the first in the series, but didn’t feel like I was missing any important details in this story. The world building is clean, with details added slowly and organically as dictated by the plot. I’ll have to go back and read book one, and I’ll be watching for book three.

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Things I liked
- the cover
- the characters
- the main villain
- the descriptions
- the whole extraction of the tablet
- the overall setup

There were only one typo I noticed, principal where it should be principle in the first 25% other than there was a wonky sentence that I had to read a few times. These two niggles aside, great book!

This book will make such a good movie. The characters are most of all so well done. There is a lot of work gone into the writing of this book. From the whole setup, to the second and third act as well as epilogue that sets things up pretty nicely. It's just the right mix of drama, action, heist, and double crosses. Fan of space spy action will love this one.

Most of all, I loved the interactions between the characters each of whom felt like individuals and not some cardboard cutouts.

I'll be looking forward to their further adventures. Mr. Moren knocked this one out of the park.

Oh and I got an ARC of this book from NetGalley which has not influenced my review in any way. Genuinely enjoyed reading this book.

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