An Ancient Peace / Tanya Huff
In An Ancient Peace, Tanya Huff kicks off a new military SF series. Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr may no longer be officially serving, but that doesn't stop her and her team from being pulled in for special operations. Especially ones where plausible deniability is preferred. And when grave-goods of a once all-powerful Elder race start appearing on the black market, the powers that be worry that someone may be looking for world-destroying weapons, and if this comes to light that humanity may be the one to take the fall. But who's really moving the pieces around this intergalactic game board? Can Torin prevent a war?
We have aliens, interstellar politics, personal vendettas, sex, and violence.
Slow to build, as our team goes on a wild goose hunt for some treasure hunting grave robbers threatening to precipitate an intergalactic incident.
Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW via Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.