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Book Note: Mike Shepherd, Kris Longknife: Deserter

I read this book about 4-Jan-2010. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2004. This note was last modified Tuesday, 26-Jan-2010 13:54:18 PST.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


Second of the Kris Longknife books. The naming scheme is already starting to go south on him; there isn't much like "desertion" in this book.

Let's see; this is the one where she goes off to rescue Tommy. Not solo; in fact, isn't this where Abby shows up? The super-maid? Most of the action is on the planet Turantic.

These are Ace books, and show the shoddy copy-editing that is typical of that line.

We spend a lot of time in the immigrant community—specifically the Muslim community, which makes it read kinda like it's targeted at contemporary American issues, sadly.

We have the same "cut off from the galaxy" problem one of the early Elizabeth MoonVatta books did; but it looks like they came out close enough together that I can't reasonably assert influence either direction (unless the authors were trading pre-publication manuscripts).

This is the book where Kris blows up a plumbing system.

The contacts with the Peterwalt family continue; she has some cooperation with Hank, the heir-apparent. Who is pretty ignorant and quite spoiled.

I'm having quite a lot of trouble remembering what bits were from this particular book (I guess that's my punishment for getting behind in this log).

Points to the publisher for not illustrating the scene where Kris is disguised as a whore on the cover.

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