I finished reading Deadly Cargo this weekend! As promised, here is my review.

The blurb from Goodreads:

Deadly Cargo (Jake Mudd Adventures #1)
by Hal Archer (Goodreads Author)

Sometimes you need to get muddy.

Former mercenary Jake Mudd travels the galaxy transporting goods to out of the way places. He operates under the radar to avoid enemies hellbent on settling old scores.

When a lucrative delivery gets hijacked, he goes after the package for the payoff he desperately needs.

With the help of his trusty blaster and an alien woman who stirs memories he’s traveled light years to forget, he sets out across a strange and treacherous world.

Tracking the cargo turns from difficult to perilous when he falls into the thick of a planetary struggle.

With more at stake than his life and the safety of his beloved ship, Jake fights to outrun and outgun the growing threats. But the worst threat of all may be the one he brought with him.

Deadly Cargo.

My thoughts:

Jake Mudd is tall, well built and knows how to handle himself.  The first chapter opens with Jake in recovery from  a prior adventure, and on his way to deliver a valuable cargo.  It seems that no matter where he goes in the galaxy and as much as he tries to avoid it, trouble finds him.

Jake is going to be paid good money to make a cargo delivery on the planet Daedalon.  He finds himself involved with one of the races that inhabit the planet, and fighting for more than just his own life.

The story is well paced and well written, with lots of action.  I enjoyed the dialogue between Jake and his ship’s AI, Sarah.  There was a sense of mystery about Jake that was just hinted at, leaving the reader wanting to know more about this bad boy delivery guy.  At times the plot might have been a bit predictable, but overall, I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next in the series.

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