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Paloma: A Retrieval Artist Novel | [Kristine Kathryn Rusch]

Paloma: A Retrieval Artist Novel

As a Retrieval Artist, Miles Flint helps the Disappeared, saving the lives of those oppressed under the Earth Alliance regime. He owes his livelihood and his very sense of honor to a woman known as Paloma. It was she who was responsible for setting him on this path. And now she has been murdered.
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Publisher's Summary

As a Retrieval Artist, Miles Flint helps the Disappeared, saving the lives of those oppressed under the Earth Alliance regime. He owes his livelihood and his very sense of honor to a woman known as Paloma. It was she who was responsible for setting him on this path. And now she has been murdered.

Summoned by Paloma's desperate call, Miles reaches her apartment too late. She is already dead, and a seemingly indifferent police force wants no part of Miles's offer of assistance. He undertakes his own investigation and uncovers a link between Paloma's death and the Moon's largest law firm. The executives there are known to be ruthless. And they have a secret they are clearly willing to kill to protect.

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What the Critics Say

"If there's any such thing as a sci-fi CSI, the Retrieval Artist novels set the tone. (The Edge)

"Top 10 Greatest Science Fiction Detective Novels of all Time." (io9.com)

"Some of the best science fiction ever written." (Orson Scott Card)

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    Tal shrewsbury, MA, USA 01-28-09
    Tal shrewsbury, MA, USA 01-28-09
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    "Very thorough thought put into every book"

    Since the first book in the retrieval artist series (The Disappeared), I was impressed by the thoroughness of the plot line. The technical aspects of a moon based dome life, as well as on other planets are very well thought out. Then there are the aliens, of which the author has done well to go outside the cliche format of humanoids only, and provided serious thought to the impact of how these would behave based on her predetermined definitions. I applaud the thoroughness of the series as a whole.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew ALLEN, TX, United States 10-14-13
    Andrew ALLEN, TX, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Solid"

    I enjoyed Buried Deep more than the other RA books (which I also enjoyed). I was pleased that Paloma was equally, if not more, enjoyable...maybe interesting is a better choice. Definitely maintaining my interest and I look forward to grabbing the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher SOMERS, MT, United States 07-29-09
    Christopher SOMERS, MT, United States 07-29-09
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    "Running out of steam?"

    Ms. Rusch, while a good writer, seems to be running out of steam here with this 5th installment of the series. Too many contrived and complicated plot twists.

    Jay Snyder's outstanding performance can't salvage this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 05-30-13
    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 05-30-13 Member Since 2011

    I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.

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    "3.5 stars is what this means"

    These are detective stories in space. No great strain on the brain matter and some gaping holes in the plot. I felt that I made a mistake buying the entire set after the first one thinking that the author was going to build on that story. She didn't really, The characters continue on with a series of detective stories that are not especially thrilling. I listened to them all and cannot say that I was inspired, but I enjoyed them for what they were, fairly bland. I wish we had 1/2 stars, these books only deserve three and half, the four is misleading but three would have been too low.

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    mcsalmon54 06-17-10
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    "Great Series"

    I have really enjoyed listening to this series on long trips or walking my dog. Sometimes the dog got a longer walk when I was really into some of the more exciting chapters! Jay Snyder does an excellent job too!

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    Amazon Customer South Africa 12-10-08
    Amazon Customer South Africa 12-10-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Hooked"

    Every time I finish one of these books I say to myself time to try something else, but when I come to choose another book I simply have to finish all the books in the series and download another Retrieval artist story. I just wish I did not have so much trouble downloading them, the software used to do this gets -(minus)5 stars, thumbs up for Kristine Kathryn Rusch but thumbs down for Audible.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    06-17-10
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    "Amazing Series"

    I really enjoy this series. Its very immersive and the readers are fantastic. Its Sci/Fi but not too out there as far as politics and curroption. I also think that its great that this book along with the others I've listened to don't contain explicit language or content.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 06-03-09
    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 06-03-09 Member Since 2006

    Born to read

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    "enjoy this series"

    I am really enjoying this series
    the future world is interesting
    I like Miles he is a complicated man
    and his friends

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