CYBER STRIKE is the third novel in the Cerberus series. Nolan Garrett is a cybernetically enhanced assassin who was crippled during the last great interstellar war. Now employed by the Nyzarian Empire's security bureau, he kills their enemies in order to try to negotiate for his brother's release from a maximum security prison. Aiding him in this plan is his artificial intelligence, Taia, and his newly acquired Space Marine companion Bex.
I was a big fan of CERBERUS: ASSASSINATION PROTOCOL when it came out a few months ago and pre-ordered the sequel after I finished it. It was a solid gritty space opera story about an assassin working for a corrupt government and it ended on a cliffhanger. Now the sequel has arrived on my Kindle and I swiftly read it through in a single day. I very much enjoyed it and while I have a few issues, I am all ready for the third book in the series.
ASSASSINATION PROTOCOL: A MILITARY SPACE OPERA THRILLER is a bit of a mouthfull as a title. I think the author could have cut it down to Assassination Protocol or even Cerberus: Assassination Protocol and we could have gotten the general idea. Nevertheless, I was a big fan of Andy Peloquin's Queen of Thieves fantasy novels and when I heard he was going to do a space opera book, I had to check it out. Space opera, for those uninitiated, is a big epic universe where the focus isn't on the science but creating a grandiose playground for storytelling. It's Star Wars, Warhammer 40K, and Star Trek during its more fanciful episodes.