“He’d cave one day, too, after the rest of them did.”
This is my first Ravenna Tate story and I loved it.
It has been some time since I read a science fiction story, and this was one that I couldn’t put down.
A Covert Conquest is the 7th book in the Weathermen Series, though it did not feel like this at all. It can definitely be read as a standalone.
This is not an over the top science fiction. The story is set in the future. Barclay is part of an elite group of men who wants to put a stop to the Madeline Project as soon as possible so they can go back to the life they had years ago.
When Rissa overhears a conversation that she thinks the CEO of her company, Barclay, should know about and will appreciate knowing about. It may at first seem that if she hadn’t informed Barclay about this conversation they would never have fallen in love. But I think if she had not informed about that conversation Barclay would have eventually found a way to meet her or be with her. They were meant to be together.
Rissa and Barclay have passionate chemistry, but that’s not only thing between them. Barclay understands her and how good her work is.
The only thing that I did not like was it was a little too short. It felt the beginning was a little rushed but at the end it did not matter at all. The story more than made up for it. This is a short story with a mystery and suspense that becomes a highlight at the climax. The Weathermen are closing in on the hackers. It’s a good time to join them on the hunt.
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