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Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Cruze came to Earth for one reason: to buy weapons. She never counted on ending up in prison. Never fear, though, she's not planning on staying there long.

Special Investigator Neal Locke has made a career out of catching the most elusive and dangerous criminals. He's never failed to "get his man".

When Cruze escapes from prison, Locke is tasked with tracking her down. She should be easy to find...all he's got to do is follow the trail of bodies.

But Locke has been an investigator for a long time. It doesn't take him long to figure out that there's more going on than what he's been told....

©2017 Martin Wilsey (P)2017 Martin Wilsey

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Riveting science fiction story

I enjoyed the strong female character and the story was well paced with good world building. The cat was especially intriguing. There is quite a bit of swearing if that's a concern for you. I was given the story by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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The right woman for the job...

Elizabeth Cruze is a woman on a mission. Not just out to start a war, but to win it and kill all those deserving it. This is a story of a complicated woman with a past that has set her on the path to her future.

Neal Locke is a man on a mission as well. To stop Cruze. Not an easy job, and one that doesn't go as expected.

An excellent story, both in its writing and this audio reading. Adventure. Secrets. Twists. Well-paced sci-fi action. Perfect for passing the time on a long trip!

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  • 10-03-17

Virtues is a bad ass story about a strong woman

From the first word to the last it keeps you on your toes and shows what a bad ass woman can do to get what she wants no matter what she encounters. Love it and I am listening to again as I write this review. Best yet

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  • Cindy
  • Splendora, Texas USA
  • 09-22-18

So Worth It!

Excellent audio!. It has intrigue, revenge, lots of action, a great female lead and mysterious AI's. I have to say I enjoyed all the characters, but love Cruz and the "cat" the best. All become bonded in their own unusual way as the fight to reclaim Cruz's homeland, with a surprise in the end. The narrator did an excellent job of creating these characters in my mind. I do so hope there's more from this team.
This audio was given to me free, and I voluntarily gave this review.

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It pulls you in

What did you love best about Virtues of the Vicious?

Starting with a main character that I was not sure I liked, the story developed into tale where I wanted to know what happened, and wanted to see what happened to these people. It really grabbed me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Virtues of the Vicious?

The slow building and development of the crew of the strangers into a team.

Which character – as performed by A. T. Shore – was your favorite?

My favorite character was Pie, the bartender/crew cook who wandered into the scene, and then became the emotional center of the group.

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A Real Airlock Buttkicker

What did you like best about Virtues of the Vicious? What did you like least?

Our heroine, Elizabeth Cruze, reminds me of Lara Croft in outer space, armed with as many F-bombs and weapons as the guys she runs around with. I thought the technical aspects of the world building was rendered well, but I found myself getting lost between airlocks from time to time, and the profanity seems to function more for special effect. Would like to know more about Cruze's past.

Would you recommend Virtues of the Vicious to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book if you enjoy semi-hard sci-fi entailing futuristic set pieces, space ships, and gadgets, and hot chicks wielding deadly blasters.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I listened to the audio version, narrated by A.T. Shore. The voice acting and sound quality are as good as any audio book I've heard. I think a woman's voice works best for this story.

Could you see Virtues of the Vicious being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

This story could easily be translated into a movie or media streaming series. I think Martin Wilsey should make a cameo as one of the characters who browbeats Cruze.

Any additional comments?

Great hot-chick-with-firearm cover art. Could be a great merchandising tie-in with future episodes.