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Timing

(Far from the Spaceports #2)

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When quick wits and loyalty are put to the test

Mitnash and his AI companion Slate, coders and investigators of interplanetary fraud, are at work again in Timing, the sequel to Far from the Spaceports.

This time their travels take them from Jupiter to Mars, chasing a small-scale scam which seems a waste of their time. Then the case escalates dramatically into threats and
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Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published October 14th 2016 by Matteh Publications
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David
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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It was good to get back to Abbott's Far from the Spaceports series. In the first book, we're introduced to Mitnash and his AI companion, Slate. They work for the financial regulatory body ECRB (Economic Crime Review Board) and are periodically sent off-world to investigate financial shenanigans. I found Abbott's world-building solid and his take on AI refreshing (full review here).

This book adds more of the travelogue aspect of this series. Abbott sends his duo to Phobos and Mars before their r
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Ian
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Timing is the sequel to Far from the Spaceports, written by Richard Abbott.

In this second instalment, the ECRB (Economic Crime Review Board) send investigators Mitnash and Slate off into the solar system to make enquiries into what at first appears to be a small scale financial scam. However, after chasing down leads in the Scilly Isles (a collection of asteroids just outside the orbit of Mars) that lead to Mars itself, the case suddenly escalates.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I should menti
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Richard Abbott writes fiction written in several different genres. Originally writing historical fiction set in the Middle East at the end of the Bronze Age, around 1200BC, he branched out into speculative fiction, set either in a historical fantasy world, or else in a near-future solar system exploring issues of high-tech crime and human-machine relationships.

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