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Now on my 10th book of the Kris Longknife, the familiar cast fits perfectly and Dina Pearlman has a wonderful way of bringing things to life. The story keeps evolving and never gets dull. looking forward to the next book.
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After all this years and space battles, after all of this Political and diplomatic intrigue!!!
We are finally ready to see what we've been waiting for?!!!!
Kris has been hiding on the bottom of the bottle for a month, when she decides it is enough! She leaves the place of her "Exile" after she learns that everything was totally screwed up at home.
Jack is assigned to "Hell Freeze Over",
Kris is wanted for crimes against humanity on 160 planets,
King Ray's Union is coming apart at the seams, while he is trying to create a new fleet,
Grandpa AL chose the wrong time to go back to politics, and to open new trade routes
and Prime Minister released a warrant for Kris longknife.
Kris is a fugitive, Nobody even want to speak about homicidal aliens, and she doesn't know who she can trust.
Everybody want to know everything and to blame her, but nobody wants to listen!!!!
NEXT BOOK IS "DEFENDER" FORMERLY CALLED "VALIANT"
Expected publication: October 29th 2013
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In the last episode Kris Longknife was sent to a backwater station of Madigan’s Rainbow to command the fast patrol squadron 127 on immigration control and hunting pirates.
Kris learns that her Grandfather Al, the family business mogul, is sending out a merchant fleet to attempt to trade with the new aliens Kris discovered in the last book.
She runs away from Madigan’s Rainbow to go to Wardhaven to talk to Grandpa Al. She reunites with her bodyguard Jack and they nearly die in an attempt on Kris’ life. She is hunted by everyone, her accounts are frozen, Nelly and kids are unable to connect to the net and both military and civilian authorities are after her. Kris decides to turn herself over to the government of Musashi. There are still repeated assassination attempts on Kris. She is placed on trial. Shepherd does a great job with the trial. Kris also wants to know what happened to the planet they saved and stop Grandfather Al’s merchant fleet. Can she? The ending is a bit of a surprise and a good set up for the next episode.
The book is well written and moves at a very fast pace. Shepherd’s quirky characters make the story seem more real. We have new characters in this book to replace those who died or are missing from the last book. The humor offset some of the assassination attempts. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. Dina Pearlman does a great job narrating this series.
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