Audacious is the fifth book in the Kris Longknife series. I read it slightly out of order, skipping the fourth book Resolute by accident.
This is my favourite of the Longknife books so far. The story is fast-paced and heavy on action, and to be honest you don’t really need to have read the previous books to appreciate this one. In fact, given my disappointment with Resolute, maybe it’s better if you don’t read the previous one.
Kris is on a ‘more sophisticated’ planet called Eden, nominally expected to get experience in procurement for the military base supporting the embassy. Instead, she ends up needing to thwart or perhaps aid a revolution.
For once, her computer Nelly is not all-powerful, and the story does NOT turn on gadgets and smart metal. They rush around looking for clues, wearing nifty outfits, and wrap everything up with a military assault on a fancy party.
This raises my hopes for future instalments.