Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Buchanan’s Express: Adventures in Intergalactic Trucking by John Parker is a space thriller that follows the journey of the enigmatic Buchanan. Our heroine, Captain Buchanan “Buck,” was a pilot for a spaceship transportation service she started with her husband. She was happy about the job and looked forward to it until some hijackers killed her husband. It was all about going through the motions and surviving another day. With alien Slick as her partner, she worked skirting danger and flirting with fire. However, things changed drastically when she took Thiago as a new passenger. He wanted Buck to transport a suspicious box to a dangerous planet riddled with pirates, and if she succeeded, she would get massive pay for it. But Thiago was wanted by a dodgy man who knew him very closely. Was Buck ready for the new challenge? Or would this job prove to be too much for her?
Buchanan’s Express is a thriller packed with action, adventure, a little bit of science fiction, and a total dose of entertainment. I loved Buck, her spark, and her outlook on her tasks. She is a go-getter, someone who looked forward and made decisions based on the situation. I really enjoyed her relationship with Slick; it was something else. They relied on each other; Slick kept her sane, while Buck gave Slick a purpose in life. The narrative was fantastic. The pace was fast without being overwhelming, the story flowed smoothly, and the character development was just incredible. The ending scene with Buck’s decision was almost cathartic. Author John Parker has created a masterpiece that readers of all genres will love. If you love to read adventure, you will love it!