This book and Lords of Space begin another book series that may go on quite a long time. The characters are interesting but not so much that you'll miss them if they get killed off. The story is written with the idea that the British will be the space faring country while the rest of the Earthers are sitting around a beat up old planet. There is some humor and the story does drag you along enough that you want to know what happens.
These stories are like a modern day Indiana Jones. Instead of one guy, there is a team, which is kind of lead by one guy. I picked this up as a trilogy but each book stands on its own. The characters tend to cross over to each book but the stories really don't. Great fun to read! Lots of action. Some romance but no more than suggestions of what goes on.
Book Stands, Stand On, Indiana Jones, Go On, The Characters, Crosses, Kind Of, Book Jacket, Modern