Duplicate Effort (Retrieval Artist #7)
1: The Disappeared, 2002
2: Extremes, 2003
3: Consequences, 2004
4: Buried Deep, 2005
5: Paloma, 2006
6: Recovery Man, 2007
7: Duplicate Effort, 2009
Note, reading this review of Duplicate Effort may spoil earlier books in the series.
In my opinion, an author who ventures - and more importantly is willing - to kill off her story characters is one who will go far in spinning stories that are remarkably different and then proceed to top them off with phenomenal sequels. Rusch, author of the Retrieval Artist series definitely qualifies as one such; she takes me by surprise book after book with the unexpected and irrevocable dropout of characters mos ...more
This is the dilemma that Retrieval Artist Miles Flint faces in Duplicate Effort: Book 7 of the Retrieval Artist Series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Being a retrieval artist means you are suppose to work alone and keep those who love and care about at arms-length. Well at this point in the series, Flint has broken the code he learned from his mentor, Paloma. He has created an inner circle that includes his clone ...more
This book serves as a great example of why I usually don't like reading books that comprise a long series, particularly when I'm coming to it in the middle. There were a boatload of characters, most of whom had appeared in previous books, each of whom had an extensive backstory there. The plot here revolved around incidents that had occurred in other books. There are some details that might have been covered previously, but don't get mentioned here. (This story takes place on the Moon. But no me...more
Rating: PG-13 for minor language and some violence/gore.
Minor spoilers ahead:
Flint has a daughter to take care of now, and I was worried that this would affect the quality of the book. I think I enjoyed the story less because of this, but mos ...more
Plotline: Building on the previous stories, but adding new dimensions and a further mystery. Another great mystery sci-Fi book
Premise: It's an uncomfortable future universe in which humans have to take their place among many div ...more
It has well-drawn, three-dimensional characters; the right amount of suspense for my tastes; plot twists and turns; and crisp dialogue. What it doesn't have much of: the exploration of how human and alien ethical and legal systems interact and conflict.
There is a big black fly buzzing around my room right now and I don't know what to do about it.
Anyways, I liked this book.
Her awards range from the Ellery Queen Readers Choice Aw ...more