Haunted by the screams of the men he murdered, ex-Marine medic Riff Khora is serving a life sentence on board a prison ship. Seeking more punishment for his crime, he strikes a deal with the corrupt Captain Vidal—an exchange of pleasure and pain—and forges a new life leading the team that surveys space wreckage for salvage.
Ship engineer Zed Jakobsen’s psychometric abilities make prison a sentence worse than death, and the barrage of emotional stimuli is an unending torment. His only regret is that he didn’t kill the monster who sent him to prison, and only a glimmer of hope to escape a judgment he doesn’t deserve keeps him clinging to a brutal existence.
When they board derelict ship Pandora and discover a lone survivor, the hell of prison life plunges into abject horror. An epidemic of violence and insanity consumes their ship, driving the crew to murder and destruction. Mutual need draws Riff and Zed together, and their bond gives them the strength to fight a reality they cannot trust. But Vidal possesses the only means of escape from the nightmare, and he’s not letting anyone leave alive.
When I think of the name of this book it makes perfect sense.
A derelict ship floating in space, should be easy money to salvage, but any vessel named Pandora should be left alone. As soon as the crew bored things started going wrong. First they find mass destruction and blood, however no bodies. Where are the crew?
I was spooked and questioning everything. I the suspense was building when things got dangerous, something strange turned the whole crew into a riot of madness and murder. When your mind is agitated it hard to understand just what you are doing.
Yet in all the confusion an honest and true friendship will show through. I really loved the way this book made me think that I was involved, one of the crew. A magnificent job in creating the scene and bringing the story to life.