Jorge Montero and Inez Sanchez are pulled back to home base from an Exploration Corps base to find out that a ship has arrived on Coyote from Earth in a roundabout route. Jorge's commanding officer, Sawyer Lee, and Inez's mother, Melissa, are also at the meeting. While there they learn that Inez's father (and Jorge's cousin) is alive when he was long presumed to be dead.
That is the good news. The bad news? The man who was responsible for causing the presumption in the first place is still alive....and on Coyote.
What follows is a two-fold tale with Jorge and Inez heading to Earth (via special permission) to find Hawk (Inez's father) and to bring him back while Sawyer goes looking for the man responsible for causing the explosion that was thought to have killed everyone.
For me, this was a well-written book with enough twists and turns to keep things interesting without seeming contrived. I also liked the fact that, while Coyote Destiny is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone book.
I wasn't sure at first I was entirely happy with the way the book ended, but, upon reflection, found it to be just right for the tone of the book.
The unexpected arrival of a ship from Earth after their long isolation from their home world leaves the inhabitants of Coyote both hopeful and wary. The lone passenger brings news-both good and bad.
The good news is that there was a survivor of the long-ago explosion of the Robert E. Lee and he is living still on Earth, in the ruined city called Boston. The bad news is that the person responsible for that act of terrorism is also still alive-and somewhere on Coyote...