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The Retrieval Artist: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel (Retrieval Artist)

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The short novel that started the entire Retrieval Artist series, The Retrieval Artist introduced Miles Flint to the world. Hugo-nominated, chosen as one of the best stories of the year, The Retrieval Artist created an entire universe, and Flint himself became what IO9 calls “one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever.”

Part CSI, part Blade Runner, and part hard-boil
Published July 28th 2010 by WMG Publishing
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"The short novel that started the entire Retrieval Artist series".

"One of the top ten science fiction detective series ever."

High praise indeed.

Tech Noir: Once more into the breach!

This short story starts out in the crummy office a private detective who is shortly visited by an attractive femme fatale and - Oh Dear God, I'm back in noir hell!!

This is why terms like derivative and unimaginative are used by reviewers.

Our private detective narrator explains that this is for appearances only, howeve
SUMMARY: In the future, a lot of people want to disappear, apparently because by treaty if you violate an alien races customs you are subject to their laws. Think of it as witness protection ran by private companies.

For a lot of money, if he happens to be interested in your case and if it fits into his ethics, Miles Flint, the main character, will find the person who has disappeared for you. This short story is about a young woman who is asking Miles to find her mother and sister. Is she being h
Lindsay Boitnott
Ok, so I could not get a good synopsis of The Retrieval Artist, so I will supply a short one.

Miles Flint is the best in his field and it has allowed him a life of luxury in the Armstrong Moon Colony. It also allows him the right to be picky about the cases he takes. He has no intention on helping the beautiful brunette find her mother but he soon finds himself searching for one more of the Disappeared.

Brief, but this is a rather short novel and I have no skills when it comes to writing synopsize
Summary: Interesting short story set in a complicated universe with strange aliens colonised planets. Good story

Plotline: Relatively simple but lies within lies ... all good stuff

Premise: Many complex relationships with alien species.

Writing: Simple but descriptive and very engaging

Ending: Satisfying

Pace: Never a dull moment
Cynthia Armistead
Apparently the beginning of the Retrieval Artist series, which I've been meaning to check out for some time now. The premise on which the series is based - that humans are doing business with other races, some of which have business practices that can drive humans to need to disappear to an extent never known before - is, well, interesting. I'm not sure that any other race would be quite as cruel to humans as we are to each other, honestly, and I've seen humans give each other more than enough r ...more
A unique futuristic SciFi world. Have to make up my mind though of continuing with the series.
The novel that started it all. There is quite a bit of evolution in the character of Miles Flint from this to the series we know and love, but it's still excellent and lays a great groundwork.
A cleverly written short novel, a sequel of sorts to The Disappeared. Now to the series proper...
A novella. It reads like classic science fiction. Great fun.
An intriguing, but grim story.
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Kristine Kathryn Rusch is an award-winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy writer. She has written many novels under various names, including Kristine Grayson for romance, and Kris Nelscott for mystery. Her novels have made the bestseller lists –even in London– and have been published in 14 countries and 13 different languages.

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