A shining light of a book, with bright writing, brilliant dialogue, compelling characterization and evocative description. It is what so much science fiction tries to be but fails. The plot is intricate and ambitious, but woven with such skill that it never even begins to unravel. Stefan Vucak wields words as effectively as the characters in the book wield their weapons, and that is with painstaking attention to detail and considerable suspense.
In the Shadow of Death is a fascinating read with a conclusion that justifies the journey. I don’t need to tell you the ending because once you start reading you won’t be able to stop until you discover it for yourself.