I loved this book.. an easy read and great story. While not hard core sci-fi, I thought it was an interesting concept (ala Gulliver's Travels done as sci fi). If you're looking for a fast, entertaining book that has nice character development.. this is for you.
This is a novel from the author's Humanx Commonwealth series.
An agent from a major corporation is sent to a new world to troubleshoot problems, when an advance team suddenly stops communicating with headquarters. Once he arrives and finds all but one of the team dead, he has to solve two problems quickly: how to find the one remaining team member, and what to do when his protective suit dies, leaving him stranded on a dangerous world with no defenses!
Several fun twists and turns, and one of his better books, once it gets going.
Easy reading but with just enough novel ideas and twists of tried and trues tropes that it feels refreshing not hackneyed. I'd definitely recommend it whether you need a book for a plane trip, beach reading or just a little escapist sci-fi between your NPR listening and Mensa meetings. ;)
I like books where the pacing is brisk, interesting ideas and theories explored through action or active elements and the hero or heroine succeeds. Sure I loved To Live and Die in LA but more often than not I want to see the heroes win. This book has all of that with some interesting science postulated to boot.