There is only one thing that Jefferson Nighthawk, the original Widowmaker, really wanted to do, and that was retire on a far-away planet and raise a garden. There were still two clones of him to keep the peace and carry on his legend. Unfortunately for him, his two clones have come to a disagreement. When a widowmaker takes on a widowmaker, everyone runs for cover. There is only one man who can stand up to the clones of the Widowmaker... the Widowmaker himself.
©2006 Mike Resnick (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
"Resnick's usual gifts for hard-boiled space opera, including even plausible future weaponry and not too much cynicism, keep things humming toward an ending indicating possible sequels." (Booklist)
If you are a Clint Eastwood cowboy/Jack Reacher fan, you will love this story. It is, in fact a New Frontier western style shoot 'em up with lovely science fiction futuristic applications. While I enjoy esoteric science fiction as much as as anyone, the adventures of the gritty, cool, calm, confident, intelligent intergalactic bounty hunter are instantly engaging, fast-paced and pure fun to read.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
I loved the +1 on the trilogy, easy read, each character is developed enough for a short book (less then 10 hours), love the idea of thinking of one person in 3 stages of they're life
I wish the book could have been twice as long & go into more sc-fi, it's more a spaghetti western taking place in the future, that's the only reason why I didn't give it more stars
BUT, it's a great read & entertaining & pretty original, the terminator might be a pseudo-cloning... Widowmaker
Rudnicki, Guidall, Lee are just a few narrators that are money
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