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Inquest (Rogue Hunter #1)

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  123 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews

Fearing retribution from ruthless gangsters over an unsettled debt, intergalactic bounty hunter Zyra Zanr ventures to a distant world to collect the reward for Boris Skringler, a notorious terrorist, who has been sentenced to death by political rivals of the InterGalactic Alliance. When she fails to secure his release,
Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published November 1st 2012
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May 20, 2013 Katy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of space opera, light military sci-fi
Recommended to Katy by: Kevis Hendrickson
Shelves: ebook
Please note: Read in October 2012. Fixing some typos and changing order to match new formatting

Book Info: Genre: Space Opera
Reading Level: YA (16+ per author)
Recommended for: fans of space opera, the previous books, lighter sci-fi
Book Available: November 1, 2012 in ebook format; December 1, 2012 in paperback

My Thoughts: This book is a reworking of Kevis Hendrickson’s previous Rogue Hunter books, moving us back in time and starting from a younger age with Zyra Zanr.

There are occasionally overly c
Stjepan Cobets
This exquisitely written book made me read it in two days. The main character in the book is a bounty hunter Zyra Zanr who came to New Venus on which they live only woman to pick up a prisoner Boris Skringler. All that she planned was to pick up a prisoner and took him to InterGalactic Alliance to pick up a bounty for prisoners, but all went wrong and she ends up in prison. The story is so full of action and sudden upheaval in the story. Zyra is a great character polished although dangerous boun ...more
T.K. Flor
Dec 23, 2015 T.K. Flor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bounty hunter's tangled mission on an all female planet

New Venus is a world off-limits to men. It is ruled by a men-hating queen, run and defended by independent and proud women, who even reproduce on their own. Any man caught on the planet is condemned to death. Boris Skringler is no exception. He is going to die for no other reason than being found on the planet, even though he is a notorious criminal wanted by the InterGalactic Alliance for his murderous crimes. While Skringler awaits executi
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kevis Hendrickson.)
Bounty Hunter Zyra Zanr is in prison, charged with trying to aid a mans escape from execution. Now it’s her head on the chopping block.

The criminal – Skringler, is set to be killed for once reason – he is male. Venus is now an all-female planet, after the queen decided that men were to blame for all the war and killing etc. that had gone on, and shipped all the men off the planet.
Laura Thomas
Nov 07, 2012 Laura Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not my normal genre to read. That said, I am happy I read Rogue Hunter: Inquest.

I like a character driven story and the protagonist,Zyra, is a powerful character.

Zyra needs money badly. Her solution is to break Boris Skringler out of prison. As a bounty hunter, she would get a tidy reward to help clear her debts.

Boris is in prison on New Venus, a planet consisting only of women . No men are allowed there and he’s caught. Guess his disguise as a woman wasn’t too convincing. Next stop for
Alex Sharrock
Mar 06, 2013 Alex Sharrock rated it it was amazing

Rogue hunter follows the story of Zyra, A bounty hunter and how she has ended up being on trial for breaking out one of New Venuses most wanted criminals.

I haven’t read many sci-fi novels but I am so glad that I have read this one. From get go i was hooked!
You discover why Zyra is in the predicament that she is in through the medium of present day narration and through flashbacks. Even though this is a litter confusing at first, you get used to it and in the end I don’t think there would have
Paul Howard
Jun 25, 2013 Paul Howard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit straight up that I am a real sucker for Space Operas, so it won't surprise you that I enjoyed this book. Based on a Ross Hunter concept with new material of it's own, it is a tale involving a beautiful bounty hunter on a mission to rescue a mass murderer, who also happens to be her former partner, from a death sentence on a planet named New Venus. A world ruled by women where it is death for a man to even go there. But New Venus is at the center of something much bigger, as two g ...more
Tina Smith
First impressions: It brought to mind movies such as The Fifth Element, Star Wars and definitely Star Trek. I love a strong female protagonist, who kicks ass. I even liked the villain Skringler (perhaps a little too much) who had some great classic lines and an accent, which made him hard to hate. The description of his sex appeal was lacking, where the main character’s was not, nor was her love interest’s allure. Skringler possibly should have been introduced with more description, earlier in t ...more

Action, politics, sex, drama, romance, temptation and more... this opening volume to a space opera series has it all, as bounty hunter Zyra Zanr pursues the lone male on a planet full of females, intending to hand him over to the galactic authorities for his crimes. But the locals would rather kill him themselves for the fault of being male. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, political and military forces gather for war.

Cool gangster dialog combines with well-timed revelations to give depth and backg
Rob May
Feb 05, 2013 Rob May rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indie-books
First off, I have to say that I came to this book as a lover of Star Wars-style action rather then Star Trek-style politics and diplomacy. This book mixes up both, so feel free to add an extra star to my review if you don't mind a mix of pace and style! Rogue Hunter starts off quite slowly, with much of the set-up and character development explored through conversation. It's a narrative decision that pays off though - there's a moment where 'Zyra gritted her teeth and swore. Even before she had ...more
Michael Gallagher
Jun 26, 2013 Michael Gallagher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great combination of spicy scenes and hard-punching action! Rogue Hunter: Inquest truly lives up to the traditions of hard-hitting action in the last part of the book, but the opening section moves a bit slowly for the genre. I did like the development of the relationship between the Zyra and Mikaela, but found the dialogue somewhat stilted. The prose throughout are tight and well written.
The story turns and twists in sometimes unexpected ways. I did not expect Boris to abandon Zyra at the en
Jan 04, 2013 Star rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kevis Hendrickson has decided to revamp the Rogue Hunter series and ‘Inquest’ is the first book in the new incarnation. Here we meet Zyra Zanr, a bounty hunter with some bad debts who will do anything to collect the reward on Boris Skringler’s head. What Zyra doesn’t realize is Skringler is pivotal in an impending war and his presence will either stop or start an interplanetary war…will she be able to save millions of lives or will her love for him doom them all?

In ‘Rogue Hunter: Inquest’ I was
Cecilia Robert
Oct 05, 2012 Cecilia Robert rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, beta-read
Oh, where to begin? A while back, I read one other book set in this awesome world Kevis has created, and enjoyed it, just like I enjoyed reading 'Inquest'. Wonderful descriptions and action scenes. So visual. I love the characters. Zyra, the heroine in this story, a bounty hunter is quite a character. Under all that toughness, she is complex and sensitive, carries lots of guilt of things she did before she became who she is. It was good to see a soft side of her - especially when she was around ...more
Rajalakshmi Prithviraj
Inquest is an excellently crafted space opera and the first in a series of Rogue Hunter that I read. And truly speaking, it was way too different from what I had expected. No wonder then that it is said never judge a book by its cover!!

Kevis Hendrickson's writing takes you into a world of imagery. Every description springs up a visualization along with special effects in the mind. It was as if I was watching a movie in my mind as I kept reading.

The book is not just about vivid descriptions, its
Tom Shutt
Jun 08, 2014 Tom Shutt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rogue Hunter: Inquest is the first book in Kevis Hendrickson’s “Rogue Hunter” series, a space opera of sorts that focuses on the adventures of Zyra Zanr. Much like Samus Aran from the “Metroid” game series, Zyra is a beautiful, blonde, take-no-prisoners badass bounty hunter…except in this instance, when she actually needs to take a prisoner.

Boris Skringler is on the run from the InterGalactic Alliance, one of the superpower empires that inhabits the book’s galaxy, and he is held personally respo
Joe Turk
May 13, 2016 Joe Turk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story takes place on an all-female planet with a policy of death for any man who steps foot on their soil. As you can imagine, this concept could be polarizing for readers who like to argue about gender inequality/roles. Yet, despite the boys vs girls setup, I thought the book stayed neutral, giving a voice to both sides. Extreme views are presented as well as moderate. I think this premise was the most interesting part of the book, for me. Or at least the most unique. Otherwise it’s a well ...more
Feb 11, 2014 Sasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently entered one of the giveaways on goodreads for book 2, Rogue Hunter: Dark Space. The start of book 2 read well so I thought I would start with book 1.
Rogue Hunter: Inquest follows Zyra Zanr, intergalactic bounty hunter in search for the bounty to top all bounty's. But of course, things go wrong in her attempt to rescue the bounty, terrorist Boris Skringler, from his prison on the all female New Venus. In the end, Zyra must choose between returning Skringler to save a planet, or execut
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Rogue Hunter: Inquest is a book written by Kevis Hendrickson. It is the first in the Rogue Hunter series and centers around a galactic bounty hunter named Zyra Zanr.

Rogue Hunter is a Sci-Fi novel that starts out with a news bulletin that states that the wanted killer Boris Skringler has been captured in New Venus. The bounty hunter Zyra
Kel Crist
Jun 14, 2016 Kel Crist rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Inquest by Kevis Hendrickson: Book 1 in the Rogue Hunter series. In Inquest you are introduced to Zyra Zanr – the intergalactic bounty hunter extraordinaire. She has whit, beauty, a killer instinct and a strong will to survive on her side – what she doesn’t have is a way out. Finding herself between a rock and a hard place, Zyra walks the fine line between doing her job and fulfilling her desires. This SciFi novel will have you turning the pages in anticipation for what will happen next.
This bo
Red Lace
Sep 08, 2015 Red Lace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of space opera
Recommended to Red by: Kevis Hendrickson
Zyra Zanr is on a mission; to extradite the dangerous terrorist Boris Skringler from the planet of New Venus, and give him over to the InterGalactic Alliance, but nothing is ever so easy. Ending up imprisoned herself, Zyra must somehow fix her own mess and capture her target, who just so happens to be her ex-lover.

(I received this book, from the author, in exchange for my honest review. A big thank you to Kevis Hendrickson! Please be aware, before reading further, that this review contains spoil
Jan 28, 2014 Ken rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Rogue Hunter: Inquest is a surprisingly entertaining novel centered around a woman intergalactic bounty hunter. The pace is fast, and the writing is smooth and succinct. Many readers will correctly note that much in this story is familiar sounding, and some aspects do have a Buck Rogers feel. Nevertheless, this light science fiction kept my interest. And the author did a wonderful job of not turning the main character into an exaggerated superwoman. I enjoyed Rogue Hunter more than several celeb
Marise Ghorayeb
Nov 05, 2012 Marise Ghorayeb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read many of Kevis Hendrickson’s books, including several Rogue Hunter books, but with Rogue Hunter Inquest, the author took the character and the settings to a whole new level.

Although it often goes unmentioned, the setting of any story provides an important backdrop for the plot; In this case, I think the setting warrants special attention. Rogue Hunter Inquest takes place on a planet where men have been exiled and trespassing males are executed. On the surface this sounds like somethi
Wendy Hines
Dec 20, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Rogue Hunter: Inquest had just what I like in a science fiction book - action, romance, suspense and out of this world scene stealers. The book has a very interesting premise. Zyra owes a big debt and the only way she knows how to repay it quickly is to secure the release of terrorist Skringler. But when that plan goes awry, she decides to break him out of prison. What she doesn't anticipate is the political problems it causes between worlds or her attraction to him.

Hendrickson has a knack for u
Oct 07, 2012 LadyCroft86 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle
I received this as an ARC from the author to review.

Overall, I gave this book 3.5 stars. The plot was very slow until about halfway through. The first half was mostly character building and some drama leading up to the rest of the book. I am not a big fan of drama and so was mostly bored with the first half. The second half was action packed with space battles and Zyra fighting with Skringler. The actions scenes were really well written and easy to visualize. I liked Zyra a lot but found myself
Jun 12, 2013 Darlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adult/ ya & sci-fi readers
Shelves: beta-read
Rec'd this book as Beta read from the author Kevis Hendrickson. I must say that once I started reading it I could not stop!!
I read Rogue Hunter: Deep Space and was introduced to Zyrna the Bounty Hunter. In this story I was reintroduced to her. Except this time - the story shows and tells us about a differt Zyrna. One that we see different sides too.
In this story she goes to after Boris because of the bounty. Zyrna has alot of debts that she owes as someone has hacked into her accounts. Sha a
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
This was a fun, fast paced read!

This is the first book of Kevis Hendrickson's that I have read. When asked if I was interested in a copy for review I was literally looking for more science fiction to add to my reading stack and jumped at the opportunity to read this one.

I enjoyed the focus on women. Women's rights, and the society they had built on New Venus and able to procreate and continue on in a society of only women. But the real focus here is Zyra and her quest to capture Skringler. As
Kayla D
A free digital copy of this book was sent by the author in exchange for an honest review

Rogue Hunter: Inquest is the first book I’ve read which takes place in a galactic empire in space. I was a little tentative about it since it’s my first foray into the space opera and fantasy genre. Fortunately, I tried it out and to my surprise, I actually liked it.

Inquest was fast-paced and packed with action. I didn’t find it lengthy or dull at all. What I liked about the book was how the events were nicel
J. Ann
Oct 18, 2012 J. Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I was given an ARC of Rogue Hunter: Inquest from the author to review this book. It in no way alters my review of it.

I gave this book 4 stars because of a slow start. My biggest thing I want when reading a book is being enthralled right away. Though it made me curious enough to continue on it didn't really get me until about half way through. After that point I found myself staying up late just to read a little bit more to find out what was going to happen.

Having never read any of the other Ro
Naty ♥
Nov 30, 2012 Naty ♥ rated it really liked it

Date I started the book: 11/26
Date I finished the book: 11/27
Genre: Space Opera/ Sci-Fi
Overall: Very good book, the plot was entertaining and it was very fast-paced. The characters were well written and with strong personalities.
Stars: 4 out of 5

Skringler frowned and leaned in closer to her.
"Maybe you're making too much of that little incident at Siliros"
"Killing 300 people isn't a little incident!!!"

This story is about Zyra Zanr a bounty hunter who is in debt and needs a lot
Debasish Ray Mohapatra
I can say this book is the result of most wild and beautiful imagination of Kevis. If you love to read the science fiction, love to listen a story about war of galaxies and if you like a suspense and action story then I can say without any doubt you can enjoy this book.

Personally, for me this the first science fiction as a reader as well as a reviewer. I got a review request from the author for this book. And after finishing the 'Rogue Hunter Inquest' I will say 'I enjoyed it just like a movie
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