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As mankind nears its goal of galactic citizenship, Sirius Kade, trader and Earth Intelligence Service deep cover agent, learns that wealthy and powerful leaders from across Mapped Space are vying for control of an alien relic they believe is the key to untold riches – unaware they are being deceived.
Sirius soon finds himself entangled in an interstellar plot to make humanity a cosmic outcast, denying it its place as the newest member of the vast and ancient community that has governed the galaxy for eons.
With mankind’s fate in the balance, Sirius must overcome ruthless alien adversaries and deadly human rivals as he seeks to discover the secret of The Antaran Codex and safeguard man’s future among the stars.
An exceptionally well written science fiction action/adventure story. "The Antaran Codex" is very highly recommended to the attention of science fiction enthusiasts.
- Midwest Book Review (Audiobook Review - March 2015)
Absolutely enjoyable! A 6-star book...if only we could rate that high. Without ruining the plot, you will find a protagonist who combines the roguish good nature of a
Han Solo with the the dedication and derring-do of James Bond. Add in a dash of human ingenuity and fighting spirit, and the much-more-advanced alien antagonists don't stand
a chance. Queue up behind me to buy the sequel.
- Amazon.com Customer, (Nov 28, 2014)
This was a very entertaining book ! A great and punchy mix of adventure, good deeds, amazing technology and a dash of spicy romance.
- Leboissard Sophie, Amazom.com (Aug 9, 2014)
A fast paced fun read that had me turning pages into the midnight hours. Lots of action,good humor, and great characters. Well worth the money and time. Enjoy
- Paul_m, Amazon.com (Sep 18, 2015)
Aliens, starships and spies, this book has it all.
- Aditto, Amazon.com (Jul 13, 2015)
Great Read. Story line and characters are great. Mr Renneberg has done a super job of putting this adventure together. Lots of surprises and twists and turn with out losing
the reader in some of the fluff. Look for more of these characters in future adventures!
- Charles C. Grimes, Amazon.com (Jun 12, 2015)
Renneberg will not disappoint. Good solid plots, enjoyable heros and villians, enough science to make it reasonable enough good, dialog to make it personable. to some up;
science based literature you can read and feel good about, I mean really sci fi for grown ups!
- Amazon.com Customer (Jan 14, 2015)
The most entertaining space adventure I've read in a long time.
- Glenn Nelson, Amazon.com (Dec 31, 2014)
One of those books I couldn't put down. In fact, I can't wait for the sequel and only wish it was already here.
- Joshua Dawalt, Amazon.com (Dec 17, 2014)
Excellent read and really good character development. Not too slow, not too fast and the right mix of action, intrigue and scheming. Great read.
- Martin McMahon, Amazon.com (Dec 10, 2014)
Fantastically imagined and constructed. The plot is simply compelling and the story perfectly paced, yet everything is absolutely infused with heaps of well-considered, believable
"world-craft." One of the best sci-fi books I've ever read.
- Sean G, Amazon.com (Nov 16, 2014)
This was a great read. This book has the beginnings of a great series. The character development is good, the pace fast and the backstory intriguing. The author really teases
a greater view of the galaxy that will hopefully be the next space epic.
- Agrippa of Queens, Amazon.com (Oct 23, 2014)
This first book in the mapped space series is nothing short of brillant! A well written and highly imaginative work of science fiction. the author weaves a tale of civilizations
some less advanced and others so advanced they attain almost a mythic quality. at the core of this book is a mystery but one that turns out not to be what is expected and that makes
for a highly entertaining read.
- CO Native, Amazon.com (Oct 9, 2014)
An exciting galactic adventure with a bit of humor.
- Rodney Mutchler
Quality space opera.
- Andrew P. Sapp
An excellent beginning to what I hope to be a long and memorable series! Renneberg has created a unique universe/galacto-political setting and explores it through the adventures of
a competent and well written protagonist!
- KingOfCatan, Amazon.com (Oct 2, 2014)
An outstanding Sci-fi book, great characters, great action, great story, this one is a keeper! I can't wait for the sequel.
- Charles Bussell, Amazon.com (Sep 28, 2014)
Absolutely riveting. A classic sci-fy tale told with a ton on action, excitement, and so many creative twists I couldn't put it down.
- JohnG, Amazon.com (Sep 26, 2014)
Indiana Jones meets Captain Kirk in this epic page turner. The most fun I've had reading sci-fi in 20 years! Highly recommended.
- John L, Amazon.com (Sep 17, 2014)
Well written Sci Fi, great premise, excellent dialogue and a plot with many avenues for the follow on books. Keep writing Mr. Renneberg, this book is a hoot.
- Amazon.com Customer (Sep 15, 2014)
What a great space adventure! Could not get enough of this book and it's characters. Literately burned through this book in 3 days could not put it down.
- JM, Amazon.com (Sep 11, 2014)
Great book. Excellent sci-fi sleuth novel.
- James R. Bognanno, Amazon.com (Sep 11, 2014)
Space opera at its finest, with good believable characters and interesting aliens.
- Michael Lyons, Amazon.com (Sep 7, 2014)
This is hands down the best Scifi book I've read since Jack McDevitt's Alex Benedict series. The main character is very strong and is surrounded by as great cast.
The aliens are interesting and you look forward to seeing them in the story from the start. Renneberg may be the kind of author you read "his latest" the way I and many others do Steven King
- BobB, Amazon.com (Sep 5, 2014)
This is SciFi as it's supposed to be. Great story, well developed characters with excellent dialog. Didn't want to put it down.
- the Lone Mopper, Amazon.com (Aug 27, 2014)
There are those stories that you can lose yourself in and this is one of them. The story twists and turns taking you along with it, as you find out why Earth has been put on probation, and
who is out there trying to bully us around. In the end, there's enough to leave you satisfied and yet still yearning for more.
- Eric, Amazon.com (Jul 28, 2014)
A lot of fun.....exciting action, hardbitten characters who have a basic decency, wise as well as despicable aliens, interstellar as well as personal action......what more could anyone want?
Enjoy! Great Entertainment.
- Kindle Customer, Amazon.com (Jul 23, 2014)