The First Officer

This First Officer : The Alpha Protocol Book 2

Forgotten treasures lie waiting in deep space. So too does the greatest threat humanity has ever encountered…

Assigned to a new warship with cutting-edge technology, Jack Samson returns to the Frontier, determined to cast off the question marks over his previous conduct.

This is the sequel to The Alpha Protocol. It immediately introduces a new character Hannah Wolff, a navy-reservist scientist assigned to help study the alien data discovered in the first book. While the first book only let us see the perspective of Jack Samson, the narrative now splits back and forth between Hannah and Jack. Only other characters in the first book are mentioned, and none of them turn up. Which seems strange from a storytelling perspective, but is probably more in line with a major military campaign where people aren’t likely to cross paths very often. 

Once again, while a lot of the ideas feel very familiar, the writing is engaging and story is quick paced and action packed. A good read. 


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