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The Widowmaker Unleashed (The Widowmaker #3)

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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
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Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Spectra
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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
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Pablos
May 06, 2014 Pablos rated it really liked it
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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
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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
Craig
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.
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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
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