It s been four months since Marion Mops Adamopoulos learned the truth Four months since she and her team of hygiene and sanitation specialists stole the EMCS Pufferfish and stopped a bioterrorism attack against the Krakau homeworld Four months since she set out to find proof of what really happened on Earth all those years agoBetween trying to protect their secrets and fighting the xenocidal Prodryans, who ve been escalating their war against everyone who isn t Prodryan, the Krakau have their tentacles fullMops mission changes when she learns of a secret Krakau laboratory on Earth A small group under command of Fleet Admiral Belle Bonne Sage is working to create a new weapon, one that could bring victory over the Prodryans or drown the galaxy in chaosTo discover the truth, Mops and her rogue cleaning crew will have to do the one thing she fears most return to Earth, a world overrun by feral apes, wild dogs, savage humans, and worse After all, the planet hasn t been cleaned in a century and a half What Mops finds in the filthy ruins of humanity could change everything, assuming she survives long enough to share itPerhaps humanity isn t as dead as the galaxy thought Fun Book two in this fun series and it was every bit as good as book one Mops and her team still have control of the Pufferfish and they end up back on Earth which is still under the control of the Krakau Feral humans are everywhere but there is also a small band of normal humans who were somehow immune to the initial plague Of course they are Librarians this is Hines writing after all and they are living in secret whilst preserving Earth s history and knowledge Many other things are happening Book two in this fun series and it was every bit as good as book one Mops and her team still have control of the Pufferfish and they end up back on Earth which is still under the control of the Krakau Feral humans are everywhere but there is also a small band of normal humans who were somehow immune to the initial plague Of course they are Librarians this is Hines writing after all and they are living in secret whilst preserving Earth s history and knowledge Many other things are happening too and Mops again demonstrates her amazing ability to get everyone out of the tightest of corners Lots of action, lots of fun, this was a really good read Book 2 does not disappoint as the janitors head to the most dangerous place in the universeEarth.It s like Jim C Hines looked into my soul and saw exactly what I wanted in a military space opera.I love milSFF, but I ve been so damn tired of the over used grunt pilot tropes that float around Yes yes yes, infantry and pilots are the fighters, but hear me out on this In current times, we ve got four support personnel for every 1 grunt dude honestly the number is probably higher but I m too l Book 2 does not disappoint as the janitors head to the most dangerous place in the universeEarth.It s like Jim C Hines looked into my soul and saw exactly what I wanted in a military space opera.I love milSFF, but I ve been so damn tired of the over used grunt pilot tropes that float around Yes yes yes, infantry and pilots are the fighters, but hear me out on this In current times, we ve got four support personnel for every 1 grunt dude honestly the number is probably higher but I m too lazy to look it up and that four people includes air crew and pilots But do we have a lot of fiction SFF or otherwise that reflects the support personnel Think of all the stories featuring SEALs, Force Recon, Delta Force, CIA boom booms, Rangers, fighter pilots and other high speed, low drag bubbas and their SF counterparts.Can you think of one military space opera where the MC isn t infantry pilot gunner person Nope view spoiler Ok, I can think of a couple, but most were written a while ago and the point stands there s a 10,000 to 1 ratio hide spoiler view spoiler And no, Star Trek doesn t count hide spoiler So I m super excited by military space janitors And the concept works so damn well too.Also, I felt like this book really came into its own The first book was a little jarring and disjointed, but this one flowed smoothly There was the usual bumbling, but it didn t feel like they were blindly staggering from incident to incident There was a purpose and an active plotline throughout the story.Of course, I could be biased because view spoiler there are librarians who are the saviors of the remains of humanity and I um, am a librarian hide spoiler but eh.Just read it.The stakes are higher The action isintense And it s a fun ride all the way through.Oh, and Puffy gets an upgrade.A maniacal, scary upgrade.That may or may not involve a battle mop.Yeah You read that right.Battle Mop.I received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review Hines second outing with the hero Janitors involves Mops and crew going back to Earth There are references to Farscape living ships , Willard Scott, and sports as well as possible current US politics I like the sports in this book It is also a love novel to books and libraries While I didn t find the novel as funny the first one in the series, it is still an excellent book In part, this is because, like Terry Pratchett, Jim C Hines heroes are those that would not have even been mention Hines second outing with the hero Janitors involves Mops and crew going back to Earth There are references to Farscape living ships , Willard Scott, and sports as well as possible current US politics I like the sports in this book It is also a love novel to books and libraries While I didn t find the novel as funny the first one in the series, it is still an excellent book In part, this is because, like Terry Pratchett, Jim C Hines heroes are those that would not have even been mentioned in the epic fantasy or sci fi This is only one reason why Hines is really deserves the title of America s Answer to Terry Pratchett Mops and her crew of janitors are heroes with such a level of doneness that it is wonderful The janitor crew travels to Earth because of certain rumors involving whether or not there might be change in feral humans They discover a bitabout the lies that were revealed in the first book Hines also gives a solution to that plot and brings up another plot thread to lead into the next book The ending report of this book is so wonderfully funny It is also important to note that unlike much writing where the motives of the evil doers are never fully examined, Hines does the opposite The motivates of the head boss are examined This is something that is rarely done Further, this is a book where the ones in command positions are all female But honesty, the price of the book is well worth reading Doc s interrogation scene