First book in a terrific sci-fi romance series, "Galactic Cold War," I just discovered. The feel of the world here has everything I loved about Joss Whedon's "Firefly," but it's different enough to be unique. I love these characters (a Kenyan female protagonist!!), and there were several twists I didn't see coming. Spies, secrets, action. Really fleshed out backstories and environments that made be believe in its universe. Promptly bought the second book in the series as soon as I finished the first!