I picked this up on account of the cover and finished it in a sitting. Dark Run is Guardians of the Galaxy meets Firefly meets Han Solo with more whiskey. Space Pirates, misfits, and one-liners: what more does one need? Can't wait to read the next book by Mike Brooks.
In this debut space epic, a crew of thieves and con artists take on a job that could pay off a lot of debts in a corrupt galaxy where life is cheap and criminals are the best people in it. The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune, and adventurers travelling Earth's colony planets searching for the next job. And they never talk about their past--until now. Captain Ichabod Drift is being blackmailed. He has to deliver a special cargo to Earth, and no one can know they're there. It's what they call a dark run...And it may be their last.