Having used unorthodox methods to save a world - and every sentient being on it - Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she’s been assigned to a backwater planet where her Fast Patrol Squadron 127 enforces immigration control and smuggler interdiction. But Kris is a Longknife, and nothing can stop her from getting back to the center of things - not when all hell is breaking loose. Now she’s on the run, hunted by both military and civilian authorities - and since the civilian authorities happen to be her immediate family, Kris soon finds herself homeless, broke, and on trial for her life on an alien world....
©2012 Mike Moscoe (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
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.
I am writing this because i think it is one of the best series books out there. Mike Shepherd always tells a good action packed story. This one has a female lead and she has some great friends that are willing to die for her and what she stands for. The narrator Dina Pearlman is also one of the best !!
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO READ THE BOOKS IN ORDER.
this is Mike Shepherd's best so far. very fast. new twists and turns.
The ending. What a way to lead us on. I was wanting more, just one more chapter
Dina Pearlman's voice is clear and smooth. no gasping for breath.
laughter was all over this book.
try it. well worth the money.
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
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
This installment advances the story a little bit - not nearly as much as I would have liked, but it still advances it some.
If you liked the other installments in the series, you will most likely not be fully satisfied with this one, but you might not hate it altogether if you keep in mind that there will be more installments. It would probably not be your favorite; but then again, it might - one man's meat being another man's poison.
Find out what other reviewers think before you decide - it might help you make up your mind. If you haven't read the books from the beginning, I suggest you start there.
Yes, Fantastic adventure
Kris but Trouble is closing
Yes, I do like Dina Pearlman's reading however i thought this one was just a tad too fast, not much but just a little. Fantastic character renditions.
Teared up a little when Kris was... can't spoil it sorry.
Just great work, imagination and skill to pull of such an outrageous story line. Is there a little time warp we can do to get at the next one?
The characters continue to develop, albeit slowly, in the latest addition to the Longknife series. It seems to me to be a book of two parts. The first, a detective type story, is interesting but a little out of place and long winded. It's the old 'getting found out - getting away' sequences repeated a few times. Nice to see everyone getting back together however so it is reasonably OK. The book moves on in the second half - no explanation as spoilers - and the pace hots up. A great ending finishes the book leaving us wanting explanations and a lot more - just like the latest book in a series should do!
Kris Longknife favorite character
Favorite scene was when she contacted long lost grandmother
When Kris got the Wasp II, and people were lining up to join the crew.
Could have done without the excessive lovey dovey stuff between Jack and Kris, other than that..
I really like this series, my only problem is that the narrator doesn't have a... I guess it would be a sense of timing, or maybe they were in crunch time near the end of the book. It is clear that there should be some brief pauses but the narrator just goes from one line to the next without a pause. I listened to it at half speed and it helped a lot.
Other then that the narrator is great.
yes would have put print version down after one chapter
no book is a little past believable but that's my friends
the trunk escape
unbelievablely action packed
this is real a great book in the longknife saga
"wonderful uncomplicated and a brilliant narrator"
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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