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Sometimes still waters are the most dangerous.

Murder turns a quiet month of shore leave into a nightmare for Chief Engineer Kay Ellis and Captain Magdalene Landon of the Black Flag. When a member of their crew is implicated in the killing of a young woman, the privateers find themselves pawns in an interplanetary diplomatic struggle that predates any of them.

With little evidence to support their claims of innocence, an alien government eager to make examples of the human visitors, and the eyes of two superpowers watching their every move, every passing day brings them closer to ruin.

If they don't find the real killer soon, they’ll swing for a crime they didn't commit. And the Union will be hung out to dry with them.

Cover by May Dawney Designs.

©2019 Rachel Ford (P)2020 Rachel Ford

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  • Sheena at The Lesbian Review
  • 18-07-2020

Such a cool take on the genre

I loved how original this story was. In this book the memorable crew from the first book (including two women who are in love) take a break from their usual space adventures by visiting the planet of one of their crew members.

As the book builds you discover the amazing world that Ford constructs so effortlessly and in such a way that you want to taste the food and hear the music.

And while exploring this foreign world you get to know the secrets of several new characters so that when the main characters are arrested and charged with murder you are fully invested in the world and the new characters.

It’s a magnificent story that takes you on a unique and wonderful journey with not a dull moment.

Also, while there isn’t a typical romance there is a love story at the heart of this book. And I highly recommend it.

Ford has created something utterly magnetic with this story and kept me glued to my earphones for the duration.

Also, this story will work as a stand alone and you don’t have to listen to or read the first book to understand it fully

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  • rkrgrrl
  • 05-06-2020

Sci-fi meets murder mystery!

Lee Shores, the second book of the Black Flag series was awesome. The story was excellent and the narrator did an great job with the different voices. Highly recommended.

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  • Julie
  • 13-11-2020

Wave a white flag and just get this book

I really enjoyed this book. This is book two but you don't need to listen to the books in order as It is a stand alone story and the author writes as though this is the first, you don't feel confused about something that happened in the past. Having said that book one is just as goo. It seemed to take a long time to get any where (or should I say to the mystery part of the story) but that was okay because it was introducing you to the characters, the customs of the planet and the funny situation Mags and Kay found themselves in. And in fact I think when it did get to the mystery the story slowed down, don't get me wrong it was interesting but I would have liked the main characters to have done some of there own investigating instead of letting other people do it and reacting to the fall out of being under suspicion. I like the characters (of which there is a lot), from the robot to even the grumpy cook, they all bring there own unique personalities to the story. Kay and Mags are together as a couple but other than a few tender scenes the love interest doesn't take over the story, well other than the planned wedding that is. I hope there is another book to come because I for one will be continuing with this adventure.
When the space ship the Black flag is due for repairs, Mags the captain gives everyone shore leave. At the same time Frank gets a summons home. This could only mean two things a death in the family or someone is getting married. Worried about there friend Mags and Kay join him on his return home. Only to find themselves in a hostile word, under suspicion for murder. Denied the rights accustomed to most world's can the three of them clear there name and return to the Black flag? Just what will they have to do to make sure that happens?
I liked the narrator she used a good variety of voices for the characters so you had no problems telling them apart. Although the robot voice did make me laugh.
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