Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Widowmaker Unleashed (The Widowmaker, #3)” as Want to Read:
The Widowmaker Unleashed (The Widowmaker, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Widowmaker Unleashed (The Widowmaker #3)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  277 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
He was the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy, the consummate killing machine, a man known only as the Widowmaker. Now, after a century of being cryogenically frozen, Jefferson Nighthawk has a new lease on life--and new enemies who want him dead....

Jefferson Nighthawk has been awakened from his frozen sleep, his deadly disease cured. But although he still has the expe
Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Spectra
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Widowmaker Unleashed, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Widowmaker Unleashed

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Dan Schwent
Feb 07, 2008 Dan Schwent rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf, resnick
After a century in deep freeze, the original Jefferson Nighthawk is unthawed and cured of his disease. Unforunately, he's 60 years old and slowing down and has lots of old enemies on his trail, along with up and comers wanting to make a name at his expense. Eventually, he concocts a plan to get them off his trail for good...

Widowmaker Unleashed is both the story of a man out of time and about an aging gunfighter wanting to escape his old life. It reminds me of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven with el
May 06, 2014 Pablos rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
W trzeciej części cyklu o Egzekutorze autor bardzo sprawnie (a przy tym w widoczny sposób doskonale się bawiąc) łączy główne wątki towarzyszące nam w dwóch poprzednich tomach. Tym razem jednak bohaterem nie jest żaden z klonów Jeffersona Nighthawka, ale sam Widowmaker, we własnej osobie; lekarstwo na jego chorobę zostało wynalezione i po ponad stu latach Nighthawk może ponownie spojrzeć na Galaktykę.

Niestety nie jest mu dane spokojnie osiąść, i cieszyć emeryturą. Jak było do przewidzenia: jego k
John Loyd
Dec 08, 2015 John Loyd rated it it was amazing
In this sci-fi western Jefferson Nighthawk is a 62 year old bounty hunter who has just woken from 112 years of cryogenic freezing. A cure for the eplasia that was killing him having been found. The Widowmaker was the fastest gun on the frontier. He'd now like to retire, and figures there won't be a problem--after a century on ice all of his enemies should be dead. The problem is he ran out of funds and to continue to pay the bills so a clone was made, and then another. These two clones earned th ...more
Jeff Yoak
Dec 04, 2010 Jeff Yoak rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this third installment. I imagine that many readers will object, particularly to the first half, that less happens in the third novel and now that we've established the character we can just sit around and let him hang out. It didn't get to me, but then I tend to be far less bothered by that than most. Heck, Robert A. Heinlein is one of my favorite authors. :-) Still, things pick up at the end and there is a moderately clever twist that is supposed to wrap up the story. It will ...more
Jul 29, 2016 Craig rated it really liked it
Resnick's four volumes that feature Jefferson Nighthawk, the Widowmaker, are entertaining books set in his excellent future history series. They don't have quite the exciting quality of the first Santiago novel, but are fun page-turners. His ability to tell stories of larger-than-life future myth is unparalleled, and the way the plots progress and the characters develop is fascinating. They're very enjoyable science fiction.
Marcus Calvert
Jan 10, 2013 Marcus Calvert rated it really liked it
Any fan of gun-slinging, futuristic, space westerns should scoop up the Widowmaker books. Resnick has a gritty, unpredictable style one has to admire.
Shannon rated it really liked it
Jul 24, 2015
John Besta
John Besta rated it liked it
Sep 24, 2012
Filon rated it it was amazing
Jul 14, 2015
Edward Potter
Edward Potter rated it really liked it
May 26, 2016
Avi rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2017
Jed rated it liked it
Nov 16, 2014
Flink rated it really liked it
Apr 23, 2011
Franjo rated it it was amazing
Jun 06, 2014
Hunter1967 rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2012
Miranda rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2011
Conal rated it liked it
May 16, 2013
Aric rated it really liked it
Jul 21, 2016
Randy rated it liked it
Oct 16, 2008
Patnel rated it really liked it
Sep 06, 2013
Y-alex rated it liked it
Jan 14, 2013
Almantė rated it it was ok
Dec 27, 2016
Laurin rated it liked it
Jan 12, 2016
Elcarpe rated it liked it
Sep 26, 2012
David Holden
David Holden rated it really liked it
Aug 23, 2013
Shrike98 rated it really liked it
Apr 07, 2013
Craig rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2014
Lurquer rated it it was amazing
Oct 09, 2011
Ventzi rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2011
Joe Baganski
Joe Baganski rated it liked it
Nov 14, 2011
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • On Basilisk Station/Flag in Exile
  • The Scoundrel Worlds (Star Risk, #2)
  • Pointblank (Starfist: Force Recon, #2)
  • Captain Flandry: Defender Of The Terran Empire
  • Bannerman's Promise
  • Galactic Bounty (Sam McCade, #1)
  • Back to the Moon
  • Bolo Strike
  • Liaden Universe® Companion [Volume Two]
  • Countdown: M Day
  • The Voyage
  • Blood of War (Red Dragon Rising, #4)
  • Target Lancer (Nathan Heller, #16)
  • Sea Strike (Amanda Garrett, #2)
  • Armageddon (Dreamland, #6)
  • Tiger Paw
  • Gabriel: Zero Point (Evan Gabriel Trilogy, #0.5)
Michael "Mike" Diamond Resnick, better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is a popular and prolific American science fiction author. He is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, and other major awards in the United States, France, Spain, Japan, Croatia and Poland. and has been short-listed ...more
More about Mike Resnick...

Other Books in the Series

The Widowmaker (5 books)
  • The Widowmaker (The Widowmaker, #1)
  • The Widowmaker Reborn (The Widowmaker, #2)
  • A Gathering of Widowmakers (The Widowmaker, #4)
  • Widowmakers (The Widowmaker, #1-3)

Share This Book