Going Dark

by Linda Nagata
Release date: October 29, 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fictionmilitary science fiction

In the third book in The Red Trilogy, former Army Lt. James Shelley becomes a black ops sniper working for the Red — a suspected rogue artificial intelligence that is ripped from today’s headlines.

James Shelley has left his lover, Delphi, and his companion-in-arms, Jayne Vasquez, with a fortune acquired from a fallen oligarch. They believe him to be dead, and he doesn’t try to set the record straight. His long-running question has been answered: There are other soldiers like him who have served the purposes of the Red — and he has accepted his place among them. As a soldier of the Red he pursues covert missions designed to nudge history away from existential threats — but that doesn’t mean the world is growing more orderly. It’s only in the froth of a “managed chaos” that human potential can grow and thrive. Shelley’s missions eventually take him into orbit — and into conflict with those he loves — Delphi and Jaynie — who are determined to escape the influence of the Red.

(updated 2015-10-29)

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