Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Today a combination of Mystery and Science Fiction is in my Mixed Book Bag.
I just finished Duplicate Effort by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Published by Roc in February 2009 this is the latest Retrieval Artist novel. Duplicate Effort continues the story of Miles Flint a former computer operator and police officer who now works as a Retrieval agent. The series is set on the moon where humans and aliens mix. There is an agreement that anyone who violates the law of any species will be turned over and punished by that species according to their law. Many times the punishment does not fit the crime and people pay to disappear to avoid alien justice. A Retrieval Artist is paid to find the Disappeared when events bring a change in their status.
The series is a blend of Mystery and Science Fiction. The Retrieval Artist novels are full of twists and turns, great characters, and believable action. You should read the series in order. The Disappeared is the first book in the series and sets the stage for the rest. Be prepared for great stories full of surprises. I have enjoyed every book in the series and hope there will be more.
All of the books are available at Amazon and Fictionwise.
Check out the other books on Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s web site. She writes under several names.
The Retrieval Artist books in order are:
The Disappeared published in 2002
Extremes published in 2003
Consequences published in 2004
Buried Deep published in 2005
Recovery Man published in 2007
Duplicate Effort published in 2009