I'll admit, I never liked the Descent games; I just couldn't get into them. But I could definitely get into this series of books by Peter Telep. The action is none stop, with some hilarious comedy aswell. Benjamin St. John stars in these books. The bad guy, although I think "bad guy" is an understatement, is Samuel Dravis. He is the Director of Crisis Contingency Management and Public Relations for PTMC mining coperation. And he doesnt have to many morals as he tries to become president of PTMC and take out the military organization made to stop him, the CED. Equinox brings in a very interesting character only refered to as the guy with the steel jaw, who is a very very good fighter pilot and unfortunatly works for the PTMC. Him and Benjamin have some amazing fight scenes. Benjamin has a simple mission... Save the earth from being taken over from the PTMC; and to do that he has to get through vicious dog fights, back stabbing and conspiracy.
Definatly a worthy book for any action or space-sim fan. I suggest reading the first two books first though; Descent and Descent: Stealing Thunder. They both are just as good and build up the exciting events. Email me with any questions at email@example.com