The Reluctant Emissary
by T.M. Toombs
My rating: 4 stars
Series: The Annunak Series - Book 1
Publisher: Quasar Press (May 23, 2017)
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
Genre: Sci-fi | Space Opera
Print Length: 194 pages
Available from: Amazon
Shattered dreams… A shocking truth… Nothing is ever simple…
Devastated by the tragic death of his fiancée, Eshan Wallace had lost more than just the will to live in the moments that followed her accident. For his crimes against the man who took her from him, Eshan faces a grim ultimatum. Imprisonment and learn to live by the rules of criminal society or accept a year of solitary duty on Pluto's moon.
But when his decision leads to a distant listening post on the outer edge of the solar system, Eshan quickly discovers that some things are not only half-truths, some are outright lies. With the revelation of a corrupt government enslaving earth’s inhabitants in the cold recesses of space and the burning desire to expose the truth about Earth’s new allies, the Zeta Greys, Eshan has no choice but to join forces with the enemy if he is to reveal the conspiracy.
But who will believe a convict that joined forces with the enemy?
Can Eshan stop the global elite that wants the planet cleared of the over populating masses? Or will his past return to haunt him once again?
The Reluctant Emissary by T.M. Toombs
The woman of his dreams, was killed right before his eyes. Eshan Wallace lost his heart that night and any semblance of control a she sought revenge on the man responsible. Now facing the consequences of his actions, Eshan must choose, prison or a journey into an unknown frontier as the lone inhabitant of an outpost on Pluto’s moon. One year and he would walk away a free man, but has Eshan chosen wisely?
Unprepared for life in out space, Eshan wasn’t prepared to actually have to confront an alien species, the Annunaks. In spite of a terrible mistake on his part, he learns that Earth’s allies, the Zeta Greys are really monsters in disguise, their intent evil.
He will have one chance to convince Earth of the truth, or die trying. He could be the Annunak’s only hope for peace with Earth, he is THE RELUCTANT EMISSARY.
T.M. Toombs has created a simple, yet direct space opera about love, loss, actions and consequences. As Eshan pays for his crime, he is given the opportunity to become Earth’s salvation…
This is one of those stories that requires sitting back and enjoying the ride without getting so lost in the improbabilities that the story is lost. Eshan is an average guy, his situation is extraordinary and yet, he rises to the occasion with flying colors! A very entertaining read that is quick and light, and besides, who doesn’t love an unassuming hero flying headlong into the unknown?