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Extremes

By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Narrated by: Jay Snyder
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Publisher's summary

His name: Miles Flint. His occupation: Retrieval Artist. His job: find the Disappeared - outlaws on the run, wanted for crimes against alien cultures. The catch: Flint isn't working on the side of the law anymore.

One simple mistake and a Disappeared could end up dead. But this time, the death of an ailing Retrieval Artist has caught Flint's attention. He suspects it was foul play, not a viral infection. Equally suspicious is a young woman's sudden demise during the Moon's prestigious Extreme Marathon. As Flint investigates, he finds an ominous connection. Both deaths lead back to a scientist - a scientist who is now one of the Disappeared.

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Critic reviews

"A very readable and thought-provoking novel that satisfied the reader in just about every possible way." (Analog)
"Top 10 Greatest Science Fiction Detective Novels of all Time." (io9.com)
"If you love puzzle mysteries, crime novels, well-invented sci-fi worlds or stories about characters you can believe in and care about, you owe it to yourself to give Rusch's Retrieval Artist novels a try." (Orson Scott Card)

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  • 08-31-08

Character dev. - break from the weird aliens

Not that I disliked the "weird aliens" introduced in the first book, but this humans-only followup was a nice break.

I've only heard these first two books, so I don't want to rush to judgment. The aliens in book one seem so alien it's a little difficult to relate. In this book, we have humans with accessible human motivations. The setting is good sci-fi, the main characters evolve, excellent second book in the series. Definitely enough for me to get book three.

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A good second book in this series

Ms. Rusch delivered a good second book in this series, focusing on the characters and the detective work, even by the ex-detective Flint.

Some of the plot twists seem contrived, but not annoying.

Another stellar performance by Jay Snyder, as well.

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