The Scout: Dark Crossings by D.L. Cross #SciFi #BookReview @StaciTroilo


The aliens have landed. The humans are panicking. The scouts have been sent.

J’s mission is clear — find an alien outpost, observe, report back. Simple enough. It’s what he’s trained to do. But he’s always worked with his team, never as a party of one. Now he’s been sent out alone to blindly navigate a dense, dark forest until he finds his target. The dynamics are foreign to him, the stakes never higher. Resources are scarce. Comms are down.

And he’s found the enemy.

J is shocked when everyone’s true allegiances are revealed. And the consequences of betrayal will be deadly.

Biography

D.L. Cross has loved science fiction ever since she was a young girl and fell for Major Don West on television’s Lost in Space. To this day, she still quotes the show, though her favorite lines were spoken by the robot and the antagonist. Parallel universes or alternate realities, aliens or dinosaurs, superpowers or super viruses, time travel or AI… no sci-fi theme is off limits and all of them fascinate her. D.L. Cross also writes other genre fiction under the name Staci Troilo, and you can find more information about all her identities and all her work at her website: https://stacitroilo.com.

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My Review

When a scout is given a mission to find and observe feared aliens, he takes on the job with determination- though he’s never had to work alone before.

Soon, he finds his quarry and settles in to gather intel for his superiors. Poor communications forces him to trek miles in order to relay information.

A chance meeting with a young alien woman leads to an unlikely alliance- one that leads to unexpected consequences.

For a short story, this book packs one heck of a punch! I totally didn’t expect the twist at the end. Kudos to the author for writing a page-turning suspense!

I give The Scout: Dark Crossings 5 lovely kisses- Things are not always how they appear!

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33 thoughts on “The Scout: Dark Crossings by D.L. Cross #SciFi #BookReview @StaciTroilo

  1. Thanks for this review, Jacquie. I have this on my TBR.

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    1. It’s the perfect afternoon read, Robbie 🙂

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    2. I’m thrilled to hear that, Robbie. Thanks. I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Thank you, Jacquie. I look forward to reading The Scout. It’s now on my Kindle. 🙂

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    1. Yay! I think you’ll enjoy the story, Gwen 🙂

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    2. I’m honored, Gwen. Thanks. I hope you like it.

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  3. I read this story and loved it, too. The last two lines were wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much, Judi! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. D.L. Finn, Author July 28, 2019 — 9:45 am

    I’m so behind in my reading right now. I’m looking forward to reading this. Great review!

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    1. Thanks, Denise. I know what you mean, my Kindle is overflowing!

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author July 28, 2019 — 8:07 pm

        🙂

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    2. I’m woefully behind, too, Denise. i’m just thrilled it’s on your radar.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author July 28, 2019 — 8:07 pm

        🙂

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  5. I read it in one sitting. Loved this book. Great review, Jacquie!

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    1. Thanks, Joan. That twist! lol. Loved it 🙂

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      1. Yeah, I didn’t see that coming.

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    2. Thanks so much, Joan!

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  6. I enjoyed this book too, Jacquie. A great, well-deserved review. Loved this one!

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    1. Thanks, Mae. I appreciate that.

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    2. It turned out completely different than I expected- I love when that happens! Lol

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  7. My goodness, Jacquie. This was such a surprise! I don’t usually read blogs on the weekends, but I’m tickled to have found this. Thank you so much. I love the review and am so happy you enjoyed the story.

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    1. I’m so glad I decided to pick this one up. Good job!

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  8. Sounds like a good one. Just got myself a copy.

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    1. It’s not what I expected! lol

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      1. That’s music to my ears. Harmony said she knew right away, so I was concerned.

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