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Publisher's Summary

The Bourne Identity meets Minority Report in this first highly anticipated installment in number-one New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison's sexy new romantic suspense trilogy, featuring a brilliant special task agent at the top of her field and set in a futuristic Detroit.

During a routine but dangerous Opti task, Peri Reed finds out her trusted partner has made her a corrupt agent. Her unique ability to jump back 40 seconds in time to correct a mistake leaves her vulnerable when her partner, who is responsible for replacing her memory of the event, gives her a false one. But Peri lives and dies on her intuition, and she begins to piece her twisted reality together as she flees her one-time secure situation at Opti and tries to find the truth with a sullen but talented psychologist named Silas who works for the very agency trying to bring the Opti corruption to light.

With Howard, tech and med specialist, and Taf, gun-toting daughter of the opposing grass-roots agency, Silas and Peri try to rebuild her memory of the night she killed her partner, knowing it will put her mental stability in danger. Peri remembers, and thoughts of revenge keep her alive and moving forward as she tries to put an end to Opti, working with the very faction that wants to see her dead.

©2015 Kim Harrison. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Not as good as I expected...

I have a huge love for the Hallows and the universe surrounding it. So, I had high expectations for The Drafter as well, seeing how much I love Kim Harrison's writinh and Rachel Morgan.

I found this book tedious. I was waiting the entire time for some ephiphany from Peri to lead us into some place new and awesome. Instead I found that she got stuck and was lost in her own head over and over and over again. Same scene, different guy over and over.

I still think Peri has potential in the hands of Kim Harrison. I just wish the story had really gone somewhere and not just stalled out and gotten stuck.

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Interesting

*** Possible Spoilers*** I love the characters, the plot like is very good but Zi am just wondering hoe I am going to adapt to the shift from Urban Fantasy to Futuristic Urban science fiction. I'm not complaining just yet. I already care about the people involved in this twisted struggle but it is a giant leap from magic to tech. I certainly don't mean to discourage anyone from picking this book up it is very well done! This is just my personal hang-up. I am hoping to work through it because I want to see Silas and Peri find the love that they were both too afraid to share! One thing I was truly hoping for was more interactions with Carnac! He seems very important yet he was just relegated to the role of a cat. IS he a psychic cat? Does he have some tech way of communicating with Peri! L

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I'm so glad it's over

I love Kim Harrison. There hasn't been a book I've read of hers that I haven't enjoyed. And there is a first time for everything. I really hated the character of Perry. The story kept repeating backwards in time, like Ground Hog Day, and it really made me feel as if there was no progression in the story. It drug on and on. And the never ending internal dialogue of the continuously clueless (and kind of whiney) Perry made me grit my teeth. There's not as much dialogue in this story as there is explaining what is happening by the 3rd party narrator. I didn't like Perry, so I could care less what was constantly on her mind. The other characters in the book were not developed very well. I know that the Author writes some great stories and I will continue to read her work. This story just wasn't my cup of tea.

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Didn't Think I Would Like It, But I Did !

Would you consider the audio edition of The Drafter to be better than the print version?

I enjoy the audio versions of most books better as I listen to the story while falling asleep. I enjoyed the narrator of this series very much.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Drafter?

As with all Kim Harrison's work I enjoy her ability to completely shake up the plot line. The most memorable moments for me were the complete plot shifts.

Have you listened to any of January LaVoy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't believe that I have heard Ms. LaVoy's work, I really enjoyed this narration.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction. I was surprised at how entertaining the story was. I had read reviews of fellow Hallows fans that did not like the series. So I was dubious but found myself really liking the new heroine.

Any additional comments?

Being a Hallows fan, I found it difficult to shift gears for the Peri Reed series. As I read reviews for this serious I believe that I was not alone. Sometimes, we have to step away for a series and read something else then come back to our beloved authors to appreciate their newer incarnations. I will be reading all of the Peri Reed Chronicles in future.

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Okay Read

Must say that even after reading the pre-quel novella Sideswiped I still found it hard to follow the story at first. It did clarify toward the middle a bit but still felt the story was a bit muddled. Hopefully with this one as ground work when book two of this series is released it will be easier to follow the story. Besides this must say that January LaVoy did a fantastic job narrating this story.

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Gah!!

I'm a major Kim Harrison fan and I miss Rachel Morgan more than I can say. It pains me to write this review.

The problem with writing from Peri's perspective is that the book starts over every single time her memory gets re-written. No doubt the story continues to progress behind the scens with Silas, Allen, Taff, Bill, etc. but we don't get to hear about that. I was so sick of hearing her say, "I won't forget this," and then in the next chapter - you guessed it - Peri forgets! The book goes in a never-ending circle of discovering Omni's betrayal, escaping, being caught, and forgetting, to start all over again.

Peri whines quite a lot and gets carried, drugged, cajoled, taken shopping and comforted far more than I would like. There is an endless supply of panel vans. Everyone tells Peri how awesome she is. We meet no other drafters so this may indeed be true.

January LaVoy is as wonderful as Peri is supposed to be. Her characters are varied and natural and she brings a lot of life to an otherwise disappointing book.

I think the book would be really good if Ms. Harrison wrote it from the perspective of one of the other characters and treated Peri like the chess piece she is. Silas, or even Allen, have the continuity of story and the continued management of Peri's growing awareness that would make for a suspenseful story with a beginning, middle and end.

Until she makes that change, don't waste your credit.

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Boring !!!

First off for anyone whi is a fan of Ms Harrison's books before you start this you should know it is more of a Sci-fi book not paranormal romance.

I loved the Hallows books by Ms Harrison. And miss the series. So I of course really wanted to love Peri. But I don't not only not love it but I can't even say that I like the book. I bought this book and Sideswiped at the same time. I've read both so I've given the series a good chance but I wont be reading any more. And here is why .... The over all story is boring ! The characters are annoying, shallow and rather lame. I couldn't find a single one that I liked or even remotely cared to know what happens to them. What was really annoying was the never ending repeating of how everyone is in awe of and desires Glass technology because it's the 'it' thing yet at the same time it's repeated over and over that it doesn't work all that well. So basically everyone wants to be rich enough or important enough to be able to own a fancy looking piece of junk. Yeah that doesn't make these people sound stupid at all. Another thing that annoyed me was how Silas looked down on here for wanting the finer things in life yet he goes around in expensive clothes and Glass technology items. Can anyone say hypocrite? What was the most annoying part of the story was the time crap. If she was with Frank for 3 years and she forgets those 3 years, then how is it she doesn't know Silas? Or anything about how close they were?

In short this series is just not for me. I don't like ANYTHING about it. Sad

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Great Beginning To New Series

Kim Harrison has created another head strong female character, Perry, who can't seem to get out of her own way to success.

The premise of the story is very original and full of suspense, betrayal and not knowing which side to trust between a corrupt government agency and the clandestine group trying to bring them down. Perry spends the entire story trying to figure out if she was good or bad and which was the side she preferred.

Can't wait for the next installment.

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Minute by minute...details.

If you could sum up The Drafter in three words, what would they be?

Story in details

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Drafter?

Following current, past relationships. Perhaps that is past and current...

What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

I enjoy January LeVoy's narration. She emphasizes phrases to the degree that the listener is engaged. However, she doesn't inject her interpretations to the point that the listener doesn't feel free to draw their own conclusions.

Any additional comments?

This book is time travel in a non traditional way. Many possibilities are presented in Book 1. I can envision a series with The Drafter being a solid beginning.
My humble opinion, if you don't enjoy books that are detailed, this book is not for you.

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More Teen Fiction than Urban Paranormal

I wanted to like the book, but the "heroine" mostly came off like a whining teenager. the premise was interesting, but I wont be following the series.

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