Author: William Dietz.
Title: Andromeda's War.
Publisher: Ace Science Fiction.
Price: $7.99 (US).
Overview: This was my introduction to William Dietz's Legion of the Damned Series. Andromeda McKee waa a human platoon leader in the Legion. She hid from the current Empress who murdered her family in a palace coup. Lt. McKnee had several chances to kill her Sovereign.
However she balked each time.
Now, McKee was on a god forsaken world in charge of native pacification and given the task of bringing a local troublemaker alive or dead. Her problems mounted from there. An alien race decided to invade the star system. The Empress's Imperial yacht crash-landed on the planet. McKee is in race to find the Empress and rescue her former commander and lover, John Avery.
The novel was good. I didn't have trouble following the writing. I've read enough military sci-fi to know good from trash. Dietz's workmanship showed in his craft. The politics involving the Legion, Navy, Marine Corps, and Militia were realistic. The Legion got the jobs the other services didn't want. They also got the conscripts and cyborged criminals no one else wanted, either.