Book Review: Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1) by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Orbit

Summary:  Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, "The Scopuli," they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to "The Scopuli" and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.

4.5 stars for this one! I really enjoyed reading this and admit that I hadn't even heard of the series until I saw promos for the Syfy series. I'm sorry I was late to the party but I'm all in now and have bought all the rest (in e-book & audiobook as I wanted to be able to listen in transit & on treadmill). I loved that the world was vivid and admit that I laughed out loud at some of the things the characters had to say. I was completely caught up in all things Eros station and really was concerned that either Miller or Holden (or both) may not make it through everything. It was good suspense. I'm looking forward to the next installment and will begin that one tomorrow. Definitely recommended!

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