A Gathering Of Widowmakers
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A Gathering Of Widowmakers (The Widowmaker #4)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  128 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Jefferson Nighthawk, the original Widowmaker, is married and retired, looking forward to a peaceul old age. But when his two clones try to kill each other, he realizes that he can't turn his back on the situation -- or the fact that there is an alien menace out there that will require the combined might of all three Widowmakers, if even that is enough.
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published (first published October 1st 2005)
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Dan Schwent
Jefferson Nighthaw, now cured of his disease, teams up with one of his surviving clones from the Widowmaker Trilogy to mentor Jeff Nighthawk, the young Widowmaker clone created at the end of Widowmaker Unleashed.

This was a Resnick fan's dream and fortunately for Mike, it turned out pretty damn good. Even though it was about the Widowmaker and his clones, it was really a story about generations and learning from your elders. But with rayguns and a decent body count.
Naprodukował Mike Resnick klonów swojego bohatera - Jeffersona Nighthawka - i już od tomu drugiego czytelnika przede wszystkim interesował scenariusz, w którym owe klony pracują razem, wespół w zespół. Autor właściwie nie miał wyboru, stąd po kilku latach przerwy od wydania “The Widowmaker Unleashed” przygotował tom czwarty, a w nim poszedł jeszcze dalej: prócz klonów do paczki wejdzie także sam Egzekutor, by osobiście dopilnować rozwoju wydarzeń.

“Zgromadzenie Egzekutorów” to kolejna książka Mik...more
With all the clones running around, and given that this is the fourth Widowmaker book but the only one I've read, it could have been really confusing. I was able to follow it pretty easily, though, so kudos to Resnick for that. The bounties hunted down by the various Widowmakers in the story were really interesting and I really liked the way their special abilities and weaknesses were explored. The futuristic technology was well handled. It all seemed plausible, and enhanced the story without bo...more
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This book scratched an itch I didn't know I had. It's a fascinating look at three different stages of Jefferson Nighthawk, the most dangerous principled shootist in the Birthright Universe. That is to say, there are three versions of Jefferson Nighthawk, aka The Widowmaker; the retired original, a retired clone going by the name Jason Newman, and the current young version of The Widowmaker. Separately, they are each the most dangerous shootists around. Together, they are Hell on wheels.

When faci...more
This one was a "fun read". As in the previous books in this series, Mike Resnick creates an interesting story with great characters. You can can expect more action as you have three widowmakers in this story along with some fun bad guys.

Recommended for any SF action fans.
4 stars.
Jeff Yoak
This may have been a slightly weaker story than the others in the series, but I'm always a sucker for a novel that gets all the old characters together. I enjoyed it throughout and find myself a little sad to set Jefferson Nighthawk aside for a while.
Steve Arndt
Great and fun to read. Just what you would expect from Mike Resnick and his Widowmakers.
As quick and easy to read as the first ones. Also as good.
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Michael "Mike" Diamond Resnick (born Chicago, March 5, 1942), better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is a popular and prolific American science fiction author. He is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, and other major awards in the United States, France, Spain, Japan, Croatia and Pola...more
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