by Andy C.F. Crawford
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Publication Date: September 28, 2018
Publisher: Andy Crawford
Genre: SCIFI | Action
Print Length: 314 pages
Cyrus Konami is the Chief Inspector on the first colony vessel, Aotea, to leave Earth's solar system. Deep within the machinery of the ship, a suspicious death upends the routine on board. Mysterious signals from deep space add to the confusion, along with a series of debilitating malfunctions.
Cy and Lieutenant Beatriz Mattoso dig into the deceased crewman's background. The first signs point to a tragic accident. Ship scuttlebutt points to the deep-space signals -- is a mysterious force trying to prevent humanity from spreading into deep space? Or are the radical pacifists and cultural separatists who funded the journey somehow involved?
With an increasingly uncooperative populace, a shocking assassination attempt, and a spaceship falling apart around them, Cy and Bea must unravel secrets that threaten the lives of thousands before it's too late!
Spindown by Andy Crawford
Suspicious deaths, unheard of on the colony vessel, Aotea will shatter the dreams of galactic colonists on a multi-decade voyage to create a new and peaceful world. Many have never known life outside of a space vessel and now, the only world they have ever known has been polluted with the sins of Earth and mysterious signals from outer space may have played a role.
Is someone trying to stop humanity from populating deep space? How has murder come to the Aotea? Cyrus Konami, a hardened former Earth lawman must first convince his superiors the death is not an accident, but will soon discover all is not as it seems onboard and the enemy may be closer than they knew.
As chaos is unleashed all around, trust is a rare commodity, different factions will rise, all fighting for control. As robots become warriors against humanity and Konami finds himself a suspect, the truth will be revealed, but not until the vessel itself becomes a crippled tomb in space.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and in a last ditch effort to keep the vessel alive, it must be taken into SPINDOWN.
Welcome to a world where corporate machinations rule and moral compasses are corrupted in the name of mad science! Andy C.F. Crawford’s SPINDOWN is as rapid-paced as the speed of sound! Brilliant world building sets readers onboard the Aotea, part of a world that seems too good to be true. Feel weightlessness, fear and the determination of one man, clearly a dinosaur for his time as he uses his well-honed Earth Smarts to fight an uphill battle against evil.
Fabulous storytelling from an author with a vivid imagination and the ability to bring the future to life, lightyears from Earth! If you love science fiction, or even if you don’t know if you would, this is adventure and intrigue at its best! Start to finish, what a ride!
I received a complimentary copy from Andy Crawford!