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Silence Is Deadly (Jan Darzek #4)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  2 reviews
subtitle: in a world of sign language, there's no one to hear cries of terror
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 19th 1999 by Wildside Press (first published 1977)
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Michael Hall
This was a wonderful, fun, and fast read that was unusual and interesting. Jan Darzek sets out to discover why agents of the Galactic Synthesis are disappearing on a world were the inhabitants are deaf. On this world, called Kamm, he finds a dark, complex society and is totally unprepared for the difficulties he encounters. Biggle goes into great detail, amazing in such a short book, of a culture in which scent is the primary sense.

And this was so much more than a story or plot device. This was...more
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Odd. Interesting premise, but it just seemed logically inconsistent, as best as I remember. Scent is a primary sense, and perfumes are big business. Biggle tried to do too much, in too short a book.
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Found this review 1 7 Jul 25, 2009 04:28PM  
Biggle was born in 1923 in Waterloo, Iowa. He served in World War II as a communications sergeant in a rifle company of the 102nd Infantry Division; during the war, he was wounded twice. His second wound, a shrapnel wound in his leg received near the Elbe River at the end of the war, left him disabled for life.

After the war, Dr. Biggle resumed his education. He received an A.B. Degree with High Di...more
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