cover image The Privilege of Peace

The Privilege of Peace

Tanya Huff. DAW, $26 (352p) ISBN 978-0-7564-1153-4

Huff brings her action-packed Peacekeeper military SF trilogy to an explosive conclusion with this twisty third installment (after A Peace Divided). Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr and her loyal multispecies Strike Team face the xenophobic terrorists of Humans First and the bizarre aliens called “the plastic” one last time. Torin and her team keep the peace as Wardens for the Justice arm of the Confederation, part of the force the Elder Races use to do their dirty work. But Torin’s team discovers Humans First has a cell inside the Justice Department. They’ll need to infiltrate and find the bad guys before the terrorists can instigate a civil war that could shatter the Confederation. To complicate matters, the alien plastic have returned. They could be powerful allies to the Confederation—unless Humans First gets to them. This rapid-fire adventure is brimming with tense intrigue and lively, believable human and alien characters. Agent: Joshua A. Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary. (Aug.)