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Reviewed by Stephanie Chapman for Readers' Favorite
Retribution, the second book in Michael J. Farlow’s Records of the Argos Series, opens with Captain Hall receiving orders from the Commodore. He is to present the Argos as a trading ship looking for agricultural machinery and obtain information about the planet Azel. While he is undercover, he is also to capture General Gurko and General Berzalius, both Arkons, to stand trial. Hall may not take part in military activities but leads his crew to Azel, where the first day of trading goes well and they are invited to dine with Major Drummond, who tells them to avoid the country named Volarix. After they finish dinner, strangers abduct crewmember Tiana. In pursuit of the kidnappers, Hall takes crewmember Sif, a former Arkon Red warrior, to assist. Tiana’s rescue and the back alley rumors Sif gathers prove that the Argos is in dangerous territory.
Michael J. Farlow gave this suspenseful science fiction story every element needed for a thrilling plot, starting with restrictions that could be difficult to keep. Hall has a loyal crew and treats them fairly. The Argos artificial intelligence system Wizzy made me laugh. I have never read a book where the ship had an attitude and made smart-aleck remarks. Sif’s answer to everything involved fighting, and there were times that I agreed with his approach. However, Hall had to follow orders. The twists in the book added suspense and sometimes I couldn’t figure out whether someone was an ally or an enemy. Retribution kept me glued to the pages with all the action. The ending provides the potential for a sequel involving the Argos and its crew. This book is perfect for fans of science-fiction stories full of conflict and colorful character personalities.