Typically, you can get a decent feel for a new book from the first few lines. The Renegade Star begins:
‘”I’ll fucking kill you!” screamed William Emmerson as he ordered his security personnel to fire in my direction.
“Good luck with that!” I returned, running as fast as my feet would carry me.’
Now, I don’t know about you, dear reader, but this screams pedal to the metal to me.
Clearly inspired by Firefly, Chaney’s The Renegade Star is super charged action with intelligence to back it up. Spoilers abound.