All of his short life, Paavo Deshin has seen ghosts. The same two ghosts who have now approached him on the school playground, ghosts who look older and actually smell bad. Paavo’s cry for help brings the authorities, a few lawyers, and Retrieval Artist Miles Flint, who learns some secrets about the ghosts - and about Paavo’s parents. This short standalone science fiction novel in the Retrieval Artist series received a Special Mention from the prestigious international UPC contest. It fits right after the full novel Duplicate Effort in the timeline, but stands alone.
©2012 Kristine Kathryn Rusch (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY (sci-fi) - The Retrieval Artist series is one of my favorites, and this short novel is well-done. The only thing is that, probably due to its short length, the story isn't as complicated as I've come to expect from books in the series. Therefore, Miles, the main character, doesn't do enough interesting detective work to keep the story really exciting. It is, however, a nice little introduction to Miles, his life under Armstrong Dome on the moon and what a Retrieval Artist does.
PERFORMANCE - Jay Snyder has a nice deep voice, perfect for Miles. He does a good job reading, but this performance isn't one of my favorites.
OVERALL - No sex, cursing or violence. I'd say this story would appeal to any age or sex except young children, but I think the full-length stories are much better. The first book is a great place to start, as you'll follow Miles' career as a police officer before he becomes a Retrieval Artist.
There are so many subtleties in it.
He is a fine reader.
I was very excited that another story had been published.
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