Forgotten by M.R. Forbes
Forgotten is the first book in The Forgotten, a new sci-fi set from the bestselling author of Starship Eternal. A fusion of post-apocalyptic and military science fiction, it's Die Hard, Aliens, Starship Troopers, The Walking Dead, Fallout, and Clint Eastwood in one explosive package. Loaded with action and stuffed with surprises, whatever you think is coming next - it probably isn't.
Some things are better off FORGOTTEN.
Sheriff Hayden Duke was born on the Pilgrim, and he expects to die on the Pilgrim, like his father, and his father before him.
That's the way things are on a generation starship centuries from home. He's never questioned it. Never thought about it. And why bother? Access points to the ship's controls are sealed, the systems that guide her automated and out of reach. It isn't perfect, but he has all he needs to be content.
Until a malfunction forces his Engineer wife to the edge of the habitable zone to inspect the damage.
Until she contacts him, breathless and terrified, to tell him she found a body, and it doesn't belong to anyone on board.
Until he arrives at the scene and discovers both his wife and the body are gone.
The only clue? A bloody handprint beneath a hatch that hasn't opened in hundreds of years.
The story is first-person POV and tells the story of Sheriff Hayden Duke as he learns truths he may wish stayed buried; such as, what he is willing to do to save his wife. M.R. created an intricate world in which to play with well-fleshed out characters that you learn to love.
If you enjoy science fiction as much as I do, I know you will love this book. It's like cop drama meets Star Trek meets end-of-the-world. I now need to go and grab book 2.