Cibola Burn is the fourth book in The Expanse series. I have to say I did not enjoy this one nearly as much as the previous three. But I did enjoy it and felt well-entertained. The new characters that were introduced in the episode just didn’t resonate as well with me in this book as in the previous books.
On the positive side, I liked the “bad guy” a lot. “Liked” in the sense of I could not wait until he got what was coming too him.
I also like that we got a little more of Alex’s backstory. He’s the one main character that is seriously shortchanged in the series, IMHO. And even in this book you don’t get much. But he does get to talk about his back story at just the right moment in the plot where it has meaning and influence. So that was nicely done.
I liked how they progressed the overall story arch. Some threads of the plot wrapped up others opened up. And as always, you get a very good sense of the politics of the situation as it plays out, both on an inter-personal level and at the geo/planetary level.
So yeah, I still recommend the book wholeheartedly.