Peace Force 1

Harriet Walsh 1: Peace Force
by Simon Haynes (2018)

Harriet Walsh is desperate for work, but when an intergalactic crime-fighting organisation offers her a job she’s convinced it’s a mistake. She dislikes puzzles, has never read a detective mystery, and hates wearing uniforms.

So why did the Peace Force pick her?

Simon Haynes (of Hal Spacejock) is back with a new character, This appears to be in the same universe as Hal’s although this isn’t stated. It’s a fun story, with most of the humour coming from the robot who is very pedantic and takes things literally. The main hero, Harriet is a young woman profiled for the job on the Peace Force. She is likable and gung-ho.

The story takes a few unexpected turns and ends up in a place ready for the next two books to come.