Peril in Paradise – Book 4 in the series “The Chronicles of Deneb”

(5 customer reviews)


Life should be anything but deadly for Dr. Daniel Radu, former captain of the Space Ark Mayflower, and his one-time crewmates now posing as refugees on the beautiful tropical exoplanet Cepheus-9. But when the Interstellar Collective for Peace and Security is rocked by a series of disasters, the gang faces a threatening and uncertain future. Only one man has the courage to confront the dangers: Dr. Daniel Radu, masquerading as an exobotanist. But what can one lone soul do against the odds? Find out in PERIL IN PARADISE, the fourth novel in the sci-fi adventure series, “The Chronicles of Deneb”.


Thousands of light-years from Earth, in a far-off corner of our galaxy, fugitives from a dying Earth face an existential threat amongst the sparkling oceans and glittering cities of the beautiful tropical planet Cepheus-9.

Leaving behind an Earth ravaged by climate change and a bioengineered disease, Dr. Daniel Radu, captain of the Space Ark Mayflower, and his crew believed they finally found a place they could call home: Cepheus, a planet with an advanced indigenous population, warm tropical oceans, and two sunsets every night in the lavender sky. A virtual paradise for the weary crew.

Now a senior exobotanist at the Department of Agriculture, Daniel and his fiery boss Meera are always at the forefront of danger and discovery. Life should be anything but deadly for the crew. Except that they’re humans.

When the Collective uncovers the Mayflower Clan’s true origins, it unleashes a deadly hunt and deception becomes their sole means of survival. Navigating through his own quagmire of guilt and remorse, Daniel must find a way to keep the crew safe while battling his own demons. But what can one lone soul do against the odds? Will Daniel and his crew survive the peril in paradise? Unveil the mystery and embrace the peril in PARADISE IN PARADISE, the fourth novel in the series “The Chronicles of Deneb”.

5 reviews for Peril in Paradise – Book 4 in the series “The Chronicles of Deneb”

  1. Catherine

    Zanne is an amazing writer. I truthfully enjoy reading all her books! Can’t wait for the next one to come out!!

  2. Michel

    This book is an exhilarating journey into the heart of suspense and intrigue, set against the backdrop of alien worlds in a faraway galaxy. The characters are compelling, with both protagonists and antagonists richly developed, contributing to the intricate layers of the unfolding story. It is a delightful escape for readers who crave a thrilling blend of mystery and adventure, all taking place amidst futuristic societies. A must read for all sci-fi enthusiasts!

  3. Gary M.

    December 11, 2023
    Peril in Paradise follows a group of humans who find new lives for themselves on an alien planet after fleeing from Earth. It’s a classic space opera with heroes and villains and lots of action and intrigue. Taking the premise that humans aren’t the only sentient beings in the universe, the plot has our species interacting and living with more advanced humanoids on their home planet Cepheus. But wherever humans go, they cause trouble – willingly or unwillingly. The protagonist of the novel, Daniel Radu, does a lot of soul-searching into his part in the troubles that now face the Cepheusians. He finds joy in his new career as a botanist, and together with his boss, an older and wiser Cepheusian woman, Daniel solves problems relying on his human knowledge. A dead giveaway for a man who has a false identity to keep him safe.

    Peril in Paradise is a compelling read that relates to what we face today on Earth and in our lives. The world-building is stunning and detailed. The protagonist, Daniel, questions his place in the world and his future; he comes to accept that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. And at the same time, it’s a thrilling adventure. Five stars and a must-read for sci-fi fans!

  4. Richard J.

    This book captivated me from the first page to the last page and it was one of those novels where I didn’t want the journey to end. Peril in Paradise delivered a thrilling and thought-provoking adventure that left me clamouring for more. From the lush landscapes of Cepheus-9 to the pulse-pounding adventures on alien exoplanets, the plot is equal parts exhilarating and introspective. The characters leap off the page with depth and nuance, grappling not only with external threats but also with their own inner turmoil. Although you can read this one as a standalone, it is the fourth in a series, and that’s why I recommend reading the other books first.

  5. Anna

    Peril in Paradise is more than just a thrilling space opera—it’s an exploration of identity, morality, and the resilience of the human spirit. With each twist and turn, Zanne masterfully unravels the mystery, leaving readers breathless and eager for more. I look forward to reading more of Zanne’s work!

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