Pike's Passage

Fiction - Science Fiction
238 Pages
Reviewed on 08/14/2021
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Pike's Passage is the second novel in the Sandy Pike Series by John J Spearman. The Planetary Alliance lost the war, and it looks like Sandy Pike is about to lose his job as well. With no promotion and no assignment, he will no longer command a battlecruiser. With his ship destroyed, all of his options are gone. His only way out of a desk job is to cash out all his investments and salvage the Alice May, an abandoned transporter. But the Alice May needs some serious repairs before he can start his own freight business. On paper, it looks easy, but Sandy knows he is about to enter uncharted territory, and he will meet hazards and new enemies every step of the way. However, Sandy had no idea that a freight business came with this level of danger. Nothing could have prepared him for the roller-coaster ride ahead.

Pike's Passage was surprisingly captivating, even though the plot did get political in the middle. However, the action and elements of adventure in the story made it even more interesting than I expected. Sandy was a fascinating character to meet. At first, I found Sandy enigmatic, but as the story progressed, I connected with him and enjoyed his personal development. He went from being hopeless without his job to invigorated because he finally found a purpose that excited him. His transition was smooth and very interesting. The action sequences were fantastic; I felt like I was watching a space opera in the cinema. The attacks on Alice May were so richly detailed that I had no difficulty imagining what was happening. The concept was very interesting and original, better than just fighting aliens and saving the world. Fascinating and entertaining at the same time. The action and the pace make it one of a kind in the genre. Sandy Pike could be the next Star-Lord!