From Goodreads - Fearing retribution from ruthless gangsters over an unsettled debt, intergalactic bounty hunter Zyra Zanr ventures to a distant world to collect the reward for Boris Skringler, a notorious terrorist, who has been sentenced to death by political rivals of the InterGalactic Alliance. When she fails to secure his release, she decides to break him out of prison. Zyra soon finds herself an unwilling participant in events that lead to a climactic showdown between the most powerful worlds in the galaxy.
Torn between her desperation to rid herself of the threats to her life and her guilt in agitating the conflict between two galactic superpowers, Zyra is horrified to learn that the lives of an entire world of people hinge on her ability to return Skringler to his captors. However, her distrust of Skringler gives way to lust, unraveling her plans. Will Zyra give into her passion and allow Skringler to go free? Or will she surrender him to her enemies to stop an impending war? The fate of billions depends on whether she chooses life for a killer or the death of her lover.
Rogue Hunter: Inquest had just what I like in a science fiction book - action, romance, suspense and out of this world scene stealers. The book has a very interesting premise. Zyra owes a big debt and the only way she knows how to repay it quickly is to secure the release of terrorist Skringler. But when that plan goes awry, she decides to break him out of prison. What she doesn't anticipate is the political problems it causes between worlds or her attraction to him.
Hendrickson has a knack for using the perfect words to set each scene, making them come to life. I could easily see this story played out on the big screen, it just flows together seamlessly. Zyra is a gritty and determined heroine who I quickly came to like. I didn't think I'd like Skringler, after all, he is a killer. But he is hard not to like - especially with his good looks and sigh-worthy accent. If you like some punch with your sci-fi, pick up Rogue Hunter: Inquest. It's almost impossible to put down - it's that good!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.