Hell Divers 3: Deliverance - the wild ride continues.
Commander MIchael Everhart, aka Tin, isn't the first Hell Diver to be betrayed by the leadership aboard The Hive but he is determined to be the first to actually do something about it. His dive team has acquired an airship of their own, Deliverance, and they have also found strong evidence that X actually survived his fall back to Earth 10 years ago. Not only survived the fall, but apparently actually found a way to survive on the toxic surface for an extended period of time. Even if X is no longer alive the truth of what happened to him must be uncovered, so searching for that truth becomes the top priority for Tin and his team. Payback for Captain Jordan's betrayal will need to wait for the moment; however, his time will come...
Once again Nicholas Sansbury Smith keeps the story fresh and exciting by expanding our knowledge about the Earth's destruction, this time by revealing to us what happened to X after he was left behind on the surface ten years ago. Past and present storylines are woven together until they converge as Team Raptor seeks to uncover the truth about the fate of their former leader. The knowledge that X survived on the surface for an extended period of time should provide a nice dose of hope to a people that desperately need some, so Tin is determined to get the facts. Of course there are many surprises along the way as the book builds up to a confrontation that has been a long time coming. I would say that this book was the best of the series so far and despite the fact that many of the existing storylines were wrapped up nicely, a number of new and interesting opportunities also became available to be pursued in future books. If you enjoyed the first two books in this series do not hesitate to pick this one up.
For audiobook fans, R. C. Bray remains the narrator and his portrayal of X is just perfect. He definitely makes this series better and I can't wait for the next installment.