Pathogen Protocol continues from the events in Casimir Bridge and quickly immerses the reader in the corporate and government politics affecting human settlements on several worlds. Beyer weaves convincing scientific concepts into Pathogen Protocol alongside stunning visuals of distant solar systems, the organic Anghazi, and a seedy mining colony to create a vivid world. The characters are believable. Jans, Grae, Ivey, and Mandi complement and balance each other out well with their diverse backgrounds and skills. Erik is a convincingly formidable antagonist but lacks the humanity that would make him relatable. Fast pacing and plot momentum make Pathogen Protocol difficult to put down, although it will be challenging to follow for those who haven’t read the first book of Beyer’s Anghazi series.
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