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The Ecolitan Operation (Ecolitan Matter #1)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  380 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Major Jimjoy Earle Wright, secret agent of the Empire, is intelligent and highly trained. But he succeeds all too well in overthrowing a military dictatorship--and the result is a new government inimical to the Empire and disgrace for Jimjoy. After surviving two assassination attempts, Jimjoy realizes that it's his own imperial superiors who want him dead; that, in fact,
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 15th 1989 by Tor Books
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Kevin Svendsen
Reading Modesitt’s early work is interesting. He remains consistent thematically, considering ethics and power as they relate to society. This book falls somewhat short, though, of his latter works. It has an abruptness that distracts from and confuses the plot. Only through knowledge of where he tends to go, and the messages that he tends to consider, made it easy for me to follow the motivations of the characters. I was impressed, though, with the character of Wright. He is quite interesting, ...more
I enjoyed this book far more than expected. A portion is very predictable to this author but enough was different that I found it kinda refreshing. I flew through it in a couple hours and am looking forward to reading the whole series.
Jamie Barrows
Enjoyable, though a little more disjointed than most of Modesitt's stuff. I think that might be because the book is one of his earlier books.
It's a nice scifi spy thriller.
Found it difficult to get into the story, everything about the book seemed very shallow and vague. You don't really know what's going on, and the characters don't show any real depth. Not enough actual story happens; mostly we're following Jimjoy as he tries to not be killed. I'm vaguely interested in what happens next, but not enough to continue reading. Will probably end up forgetting I ever read this, because the book was mostly forgettable.
An enjoyable if somewhat shallow read. The story is good but the setting lacks depth (you get the impression that the author probably has an idea of it, but the reader doesn't get much information). Certainly worth reading.
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L. E. (Leland Exton) Modesitt, Jr. is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels. He is best known for the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, lived in Washington, D.C. for 20 years, then moved to New Hampshire in 1989 where he met his wife. They relocated to Cedar City, Utah in 1993.

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