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Iron Master (Amtrak Wars #3)

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The year: 2990 AD. The centuries-old conflict between the hi-tech underground world of the Trackers and the primitive, surface-dwelling Mutes continues with unabated ferocity. Steve Brickman, a Tracker wingman whose heart and mind is torn between the two cultures, embarks upon his most dangerous mission yet: the rescue of Cadillac and Clearwater, two gifted Plainfolk Mutes ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 405 pages
Published 1987 by Sphere
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Wayne
Jul 21, 2016 Wayne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Possibly my least favourite of the series so far, it still has the same pace, good twists, and new discoveries, but I found myself slowing down more often to try and get my head round the new setting.
Unlike the others, this is more ambitious in its surroundings with multiple characters of different standings, and many alternate settings. There are shoguns, chamberlains, ronin, heralds, consul generals, and everything below and between. Unless you take your time it's easy to lose track of who is
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Duncan
Jun 26, 2016 Duncan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well you really couldn't write this book in our age of political correctness. The japanese in this are portrayed as parody? I'm not sure, either way it's definitely racist and stereotypical to the max. But then again, this was written in the 80's so it's appropriate for the times I suppose. Brickman carries on with his mission and it's somewhat annoying that he can be so dense as to peoples motives around him, although it is mentioned that he has been conditioned several times. This book is more ...more
Marc
Feb 04, 2016 Marc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how Patrick takes a throw-away concept (there's some samurai running New England) and develops into a living breathing thing. Great story, great political intrigue, amazing characters... a bit dated (by today's standards, it's borderline racist, but not by '80's Britain) but still a worthwhile read!
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Jun 04, 2013 Adam Denny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Having only recently finished reading James Clavell's novel Shogun, I loved Tilley's interpretation of it, onto the East Coast of a Post Apocalyptic North America. Only, you really need to have read the first two books in the series, for it to make any sense.
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