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The Devil and Deep Space

(Jurisdiction #5)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Set in the critically-acclaimed "Judiciary" universe, The Devil and Deep Space features reader favorite hero Andrej Koscuisko caught up in a conspiracy between political backstabbing and military corruption...

[Matthews] brilliantly uses science fiction's freedom of creation to...explore deep moral conflicts. (Denver Post)
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 5th 2002 by Roc (first published 2002)
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Kirk Johnson
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Solid but not exceptional writing. Decent story. By now the world Matthews has built is complex and well-considered. Two is a damn good character. Matthews has backed off the overwrought prose. But still mainly reading because I'm addicted.
Marsha Valance
Apr 24, 2020 rated it liked it
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A Fleet inquisitor must choose between the welfare of his ship and that of his family.
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Alexa
Oct 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
In this book she returns to her strength of writing about people dealing with their own personal demons, which is what makes her books so much more than simple intrigue or space opera. I also think she is pretty adept at world-building too, which is a necessity in a science fiction writer!
Kelly Wagner
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book in the series has the interesting effect of turning the phrase "reasonable people" into an insult and moral obscenity. Possibly the most plot-driven (rather than character-driven) in the series up to this point.
Aine
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This was a fantastic book. It was fascinated to see Andrej's home life, and this book was just steeped in fascinating political intrigue. It was a fast read, and a lot of fun.
Annii Frazer
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book. It was fascinated to see Andrej's home life, and this book was just steeped in fascinating political intrigue. It was a fast read, and a lot of fun.
George
Aug 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating concept.
Annii
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book. It was fascinated to see Andrej's home life, and this book was just steeped in fascinating political intrigue. It was a fast read, and a lot of fun.
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DNFed at page 66 when I realized much of the drama was apparently going to be driven by bog standard corruption in military. (i.e. An admiral and her pals are making money by stealing and selling military supplies/weaponry.)

There's nothing wrong with that, but I look for something a bit more interesting in my SF these days.

And ok, I'm way over how much all the bonded love our Mary Sue protagonist so very much.
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After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology, Susan R. Matthews was commisioned into the United States Army, where she was the operations and security officer for a combat support hospital specializing in nuclear, biological, and radiological warfare. Currently working as an auditor for an aerospace manufacturer, Susan lives with her partner in Seattle, Washington.

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