Like the preceding nine books in the Battlestar Galactica series, "The Long Patrol" is a
rehash of an episode of the series that appeared on ABC-TV during the 1979-80 season.
Glen Larson's work on this book makes for an interesting read but it's no page-turner. The
plot line revolves around the construction of a new Super-Viper and the loss of Starbuck
on a forgotten planet of Colonial decendants while flying it.
Mostly, this book will appeal to BG fans. The story is taken from the original script so
there are parts in the novel that do not appear in the episode. The precept of discovering
a colony of Colonials long forgotten because of war and destruction is a good one and
works well. Otherwise, to most it will be a good sci-fi read that will be quickly forgotten.
An intersting point: this was the last book in the series to feature redux's of the series
episodes. The final four were all new stories.