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(Rogue Hunter #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  67 reviews
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Fearing retribution from ruthless gangsters over an unsettled debt, intergalactic bounty hunter Zyra Zanr ventures to a distant world to collect the reward for Boris Skringler, a notorious terrorist, who has been sentenced to death by political rivals of the InterGalactic Allian
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 214 pages
Published February 1st 2014 (first published November 1st 2012)
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Stjepan Cobets
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This exquisitely written book made me read it in two days. The main character in the book is a bounty hunter Zyra Zanr who came to New Venus on which they live the only woman to pick up a prisoner Boris Skringler. All that she planned was to pick up a prisoner and took him to InterGalactic Alliance to pick up a bounty for prisoners, but all went wrong and she ends up in prison. The story is so full of action and sudden upheaval in the story. Zyra is a great character polished although dangerous ...more
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of space opera, light military sci-fi
Recommended to Katy by: Kevis Hendrickson
Shelves: ebook
Please note: Read in October 2012. Fixing some typos and changing order to match new formatting

Book Info: Genre: Space Opera
Reading Level: YA (16+ per author)
Recommended for: fans of space opera, the previous books, lighter sci-fi
Book Available: November 1, 2012 in ebook format; December 1, 2012 in paperback

My Thoughts: This book is a reworking of Kevis Hendrickson’s previous Rogue Hunter books, moving us back in time and starting from a younger age with Zyra Zanr.

There are occasionally overly c
T.K. Flor
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bounty hunter's tangled mission on an all female planet

New Venus is a world off-limits to men. It is ruled by a men-hating queen, run and defended by independent and proud women, who even reproduce on their own. Any man caught on the planet is condemned to death. Boris Skringler is no exception. He is going to die for no other reason than being found on the planet, even though he is a notorious criminal wanted by the InterGalactic Alliance for his murderous crimes. While Skringler awaits executi
Ginger Bensman
In Inquest, the first installment of Kevis Hendrickson’s Rogue Hunter series, we meet Zyra Zanr, a beautiful and relentless bounty hunter with a sad and complicated past, who is on a mission to capture the infamous criminal, her ex-lover and mentor, Boris Skringler, and return him to the Intergallactic Alliance where he is wanted for ruthless crimes against humanity. Zyra has her own score to settle with him, and the fact that Skringler has a hefty price on his head is an added inducement for he ...more
Alex Sharrock

Rogue hunter follows the story of Zyra, A bounty hunter and how she has ended up being on trial for breaking out one of New Venuses most wanted criminals.

I haven’t read many sci-fi novels but I am so glad that I have read this one. From get go i was hooked!
You discover why Zyra is in the predicament that she is in through the medium of present day narration and through flashbacks. Even though this is a litter confusing at first, you get used to it and in the end I don’t think there would have
Tina Smith
First impressions: It brought to mind movies such as The Fifth Element, Star Wars and definitely Star Trek. I love a strong female protagonist, who kicks ass. I even liked the villain Skringler (perhaps a little too much) who had some great classic lines and an accent, which made him hard to hate. The description of his sex appeal was lacking, where the main character’s was not, nor was her love interest’s allure. Skringler possibly should have been introduced with more description, earlier in t ...more
Laura Thomas
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not my normal genre to read. That said, I am happy I read Rogue Hunter: Inquest.

I like a character driven story and the protagonist,Zyra, is a powerful character.

Zyra needs money badly. Her solution is to break Boris Skringler out of prison. As a bounty hunter, she would get a tidy reward to help clear her debts.

Boris is in prison on New Venus, a planet consisting only of women . No men are allowed there and he’s caught. Guess his disguise as a woman wasn’t too convincing. Next stop f
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kevis Hendrickson.)
Bounty Hunter Zyra Zanr is in prison, charged with trying to aid a mans escape from execution. Now it’s her head on the chopping block.

The criminal – Skringler, is set to be killed for once reason – he is male. Venus is now an all-female planet, after the queen decided that men were to blame for all the war and killing etc. that had gone on, and shipped all the men off the planet.
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kevis Hendrickson has decided to revamp the Rogue Hunter series and ‘Inquest’ is the first book in the new incarnation. Here we meet Zyra Zanr, a bounty hunter with some bad debts who will do anything to collect the reward on Boris Skringler’s head. What Zyra doesn’t realize is Skringler is pivotal in an impending war and his presence will either stop or start an interplanetary war…will she be able to save millions of lives or will her love for him doom them all?

In ‘Rogue Hunter: Inquest’ I was

Action, politics, sex, drama, romance, temptation and more... this opening volume to a space opera series has it all, as bounty hunter Zyra Zanr pursues the lone male on a planet full of females, intending to hand him over to the galactic authorities for his crimes. But the locals would rather kill him themselves for the fault of being male. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, political and military forces gather for war.

Cool gangster dialog combines with well-timed revelations to give depth and backg
Michael Gallagher
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great combination of spicy scenes and hard-punching action! Rogue Hunter: Inquest truly lives up to the traditions of hard-hitting action in the last part of the book, but the opening section moves a bit slowly for the genre. I did like the development of the relationship between the Zyra and Mikaela, but found the dialogue somewhat stilted. The prose throughout are tight and well written.
The story turns and twists in sometimes unexpected ways. I did not expect Boris to abandon Zyra at the en
Paul Howard
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit straight up that I am a real sucker for Space Operas, so it won't surprise you that I enjoyed this book. Based on a Ross Hunter concept with new material of it's own, it is a tale involving a beautiful bounty hunter on a mission to rescue a mass murderer, who also happens to be her former partner, from a death sentence on a planet named New Venus. A world ruled by women where it is death for a man to even go there. But New Venus is at the center of something much bigger, as two g ...more
Bonmedo Tambunan
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Inquest by Kevis Hendrickson tells story of Zyra, a female bounty hunter, in her quest to capture a criminal by named of Skringler. The story mostly take place in a planet called New Venus, where being male is punishable by death. And Skringler, being male, has became one of the political agenda that is awaiting to be executed by the ruler of New Venus, Queen Karah Taresh.

This story is very fast paced. I am impressed by how the a
Cecilia Robert
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, beta-read
Oh, where to begin? A while back, I read one other book set in this awesome world Kevis has created, and enjoyed it, just like I enjoyed reading 'Inquest'. Wonderful descriptions and action scenes. So visual. I love the characters. Zyra, the heroine in this story, a bounty hunter is quite a character. Under all that toughness, she is complex and sensitive, carries lots of guilt of things she did before she became who she is. It was good to see a soft side of her - especially when she was around ...more
J. Saman
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the story of Zyra Zanr, a female bounty hunter who is sent to New Venus to pick up Boris Skringler who is sentenced to death by the Queen of New Venus. This story is incredibly fast paced and full of action and intrigue including the political agendas of the Queen. Zyra was a character I really enjoyed. Tough, deadly, and calculating. This story really had everything, sci-fi, action, suspense and even romance between Zyra and her female lover - I loved that she was bisexual. This book is ...more
Red Lace Reviews
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of space opera
Recommended to Red by: Kevis Hendrickson
Zyra Zanr is on a mission; to extradite the dangerous terrorist Boris Skringler from the planet of New Venus, and give him over to the InterGalactic Alliance, but nothing is ever so easy. Ending up imprisoned herself, Zyra must somehow fix her own mess and capture her target, who just so happens to be her ex-lover.

(WARNING: This review contains MAJOR spoilers.)

I received this book in exchange for my honest review. My thanks goes to Kevis Hendrickson for giving me the opportunity!

I admit, I'm ver
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rogue Hunter: Inquest is the first book in Kevis Hendrickson’s “Rogue Hunter” series, a space opera of sorts that focuses on the adventures of Zyra Zanr. Much like Samus Aran from the “Metroid” game series, Zyra is a beautiful, blonde, take-no-prisoners badass bounty hunter…except in this instance, when she actually needs to take a prisoner.

Boris Skringler is on the run from the InterGalactic Alliance, one of the superpower empires that inhabits the book’s galaxy, and he is held personally respo
Naty ♥

Date I started the book: 11/26
Date I finished the book: 11/27
Genre: Space Opera/ Sci-Fi
Overall: Very good book, the plot was entertaining and it was very fast-paced. The characters were well written and with strong personalities.
Stars: 4 out of 5

Skringler frowned and leaned in closer to her.
"Maybe you're making too much of that little incident at Siliros"
"Killing 300 people isn't a little incident!!!"

This story is about Zyra Zanr a bounty hunter who is in debt and needs a lot
At just under 200 pages, this is a good fast paced read that is a promising start to the Rogue Hunter series. However, for those who may find them offensive, it does include LGBT relationship scenarios and, with this in mind some readers may want to avoid it.

As befits the beginning of a series of short books that mesh together as they progress, there is little or almost no character development in this piece. The main protagonist is an ‘anti-hero’ type of strong female, but as to why she is this
Enrico Antiporda
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually the first scifi novel I've read and I am not disappointed. The story centers around Zyra Zahn, an inter-galactic bounty hunter (great concept) in dire need of money after her credit (liquid assets in galactic terms) mysteriously disappears.

The story opens with Zyra in New Venus prison wearing a torturous spiked mesh prison outfit. She is on trial for trying to initiate a prison break for notorious galactic terrorist and ex-bounty hunter, Boris Skringler and extradite him to Gala
AM Hazel
The author kindly sent me the ARC for review.

The good:
The plot is interesting. I like the idea of a female bounty hunter & her hunt for Skringer on a world where only women are allowed. Firstly it makes me wonder why the heck did Skringer risk a death sentence going to New Venus? Unless I missed something, the book doesn’t really make this clear.

The idea of a world populated only with women isn’t new. But I did like that New Venus was born out of a reaction to a war started by men with atrociti
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Rogue Hunter: Inquest is a book written by Kevis Hendrickson. It is the first in the Rogue Hunter series and centers around a galactic bounty hunter named Zyra Zanr.

Rogue Hunter is a Sci-Fi novel that starts out with a news bulletin that states that the wanted killer Boris Skringler has been captured in New Venus. The bounty hunter Zyra
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review: Rogue Hunter: Inquest (Volume 1)
by: Kevis Hendrickson

My Review:
The life of a bounty hunter is never easy: they aren't accepted anywhere and they have to kill- for money. But the life of bounty hunter Zyra Zanr is even worst than that of the others: if she doesn't bring back the terrorist Boris Skringler "Widow Maker" that's being accused of killinf three hundred and twenty-two passengers on a deep space transport, her life will be the pay; besides having a history with this criminal tha
Marise Ghorayeb
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read many of Kevis Hendrickson’s books, including several Rogue Hunter books, but with Rogue Hunter Inquest, the author took the character and the settings to a whole new level.

Although it often goes unmentioned, the setting of any story provides an important backdrop for the plot; In this case, I think the setting warrants special attention. Rogue Hunter Inquest takes place on a planet where men have been exiled and trespassing males are executed. On the surface this sounds like somethi
Kayla De Leon
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A free digital copy of this book was sent by the author in exchange for an honest review

Rogue Hunter: Inquest is the first book I’ve read which takes place in a galactic empire in space. I was a little tentative about it since it’s my first foray into the space opera and fantasy genre. Fortunately, I tried it out and to my surprise, I actually liked it.

Inquest was fast-paced and packed with action. I didn’t find it lengthy or dull at all. What I liked about the book was how the events were nicel
J. Ann
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I was given an ARC of Rogue Hunter: Inquest from the author to review this book. It in no way alters my review of it.

I gave this book 4 stars because of a slow start. My biggest thing I want when reading a book is being enthralled right away. Though it made me curious enough to continue on it didn't really get me until about half way through. After that point I found myself staying up late just to read a little bit more to find out what was going to happen.

Having never read any of the other Ro
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
This was a fun, fast paced read!

This is the first book of Kevis Hendrickson's that I have read. When asked if I was interested in a copy for review I was literally looking for more science fiction to add to my reading stack and jumped at the opportunity to read this one.

I enjoyed the focus on women. Women's rights, and the society they had built on New Venus and able to procreate and continue on in a society of only women. But the real focus here is Zyra and her quest to capture Skringler. As
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle
I received this as an ARC from the author to review.

Overall, I gave this book 3.5 stars. The plot was very slow until about halfway through. The first half was mostly character building and some drama leading up to the rest of the book. I am not a big fan of drama and so was mostly bored with the first half. The second half was action packed with space battles and Zyra fighting with Skringler. The actions scenes were really well written and easy to visualize. I liked Zyra a lot but found myself
Rajalakshmi Prithviraj
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Inquest is an excellently crafted space opera and the first in a series of Rogue Hunter that I read. And truly speaking, it was way too different from what I had expected. No wonder then that it is said never judge a book by its cover!!

Kevis Hendrickson's writing takes you into a world of imagery. Every description springs up a visualization along with special effects in the mind. It was as if I was watching a movie in my mind as I kept reading.

The book is not just about vivid descriptions, its
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently entered one of the giveaways on goodreads for book 2, Rogue Hunter: Dark Space. The start of book 2 read well so I thought I would start with book 1.
Rogue Hunter: Inquest follows Zyra Zanr, intergalactic bounty hunter in search for the bounty to top all bounty's. But of course, things go wrong in her attempt to rescue the bounty, terrorist Boris Skringler, from his prison on the all female New Venus. In the end, Zyra must choose between returning Skringler to save a planet, or execut
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Kevis Hendrickson is the author of eight Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, including The Legend of Witch Bane and the Rogue Hunter series. His second novel Rogue Hunter: Quest of the Hunter won the Red Adept Annual Indie Award (2010) for 'Top Science Fiction'. His most recent novel is Rogue Hunter: Valor. The sixth book in the series, Rogue Hunter: Death Moon, is scheduled for release in 2017. A ...more

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