Retrieval Artist

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,773 ratings

The Disappeared Publisher's Summary

Retrieval Artists help the lost find their way back home, whether they like it or not. Specialized private detectives, they investigate the most unusual crimes in the galaxy. But Miles Flint isn't a Retrieval Artist. He's just a cop, trying to do his job.

In a stolen space yacht, three people have been found eviscerated, the grisly signature of an alien vengeance killing. Moments later, the border patrol halts another ship launched out of the moon's orbit. Its passengers are two human children, kidnapped by the most ruthless aliens in the universe. Both ships are linked to a woman on the run: a Disappeared relocated to the inhospitable landscape of Mars. A reluctant outlaw with a bounty on her head and a detective on her case, she's about to teach all of them a lesson: it's dangerous to gamble with your life in a universe that rigs the game.

©2002 White Mist Mountain, Inc. (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Disappeared

    • A Retrieval Artist Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 585
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 414

    Retrieval Artists help the lost find their way back home, whether they like it or not. Specialized private detectives, they investigate the most unusual crimes in the galaxy. But Miles Flint isn't a Retrieval Artist. He's just a cop, trying to do his job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All the elements of "stellar" fiction

    • By Tango on 03-28-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Extremes

    • A Retrieval Artist Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 704
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 382

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extreme Moon Marathon Murder Mystery

    • By AudioAddict on 05-08-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Consequences

    • A Retrieval Artist Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 313

    Officer Noelle DeRicci is investigating a murder in Armstrong, the domed colony on the Moon. The victim was one of the Disappeared - outlaws in hiding who are wanted for crimes against alien civilizations - whose family had her brought home, believing she was no longer in danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe the best of the series

    • By MrBoobo on 01-31-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Buried Deep

    • A Retrieval Artist Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Forensic anthropologist Aisha Costard has been summoned to Mars to examine skeletal remains recently discovered beneath a building erected by the Disty aliens. The bones belong to a human woman who vanished 30 years ago with her children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best in the series

    • By Christopher on 07-29-09

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Paloma

    • A Retrieval Artist Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid

    • By Andrew on 10-14-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Recovery Man

    • A Retrieval Artist Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    On Jupiter's moon, Callisto, a mysterious Recovery Man kidnaps Rhonda Shindo after he terrorizes and then abandons her brilliant 13-year-old daughter, Talia. While authorities on Callisto search for Rhonda, her employers at the Aleyd Corporation try to gain custody of Talia. Somehow, Callisto authorities realize, she's part of the crime, even though she was left behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I hope there will be more.

    • By Melisa on 10-21-08

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  • Book 7

    • Duplicate Effort

    • A Retrieval Artist Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    Retrieval Artist Miles Flint is on a personal mission - to bring down the corrupt law firm of Wagner, Stuart, and Xender. Then a journalist working with him is murdered, and Miles may be next. But before he can begin to investigate, he has a more personal crisis to deal with - his daughter Talia is missing. Talia - one of six clones of Miles' long-dead child - has gone off to find the other five. As Miles pursues her, he begins to fear that her search for her "sisters" and his for the killer are on a collision course...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different from Other Retrieval Artist Novels

    • By Tracey Rains on 02-13-09

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    • The Recovery Man's Bargain

    • A Retrieval Artist Short Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Hadad Yu "recovers" things for a living. Things, not people, not animals. Things. Until he gets in trouble and must work for the alien Gyonnese. They want a person to answer for her crimes, and they want to use Yu to get her. He reluctantly agrees, and sets off events that will change his life and the lives around him forever.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Same story

    • By Daylin Munoz on 02-21-15

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    • The Possession of Paavo Deshin

    • A Retrieval Artist Short Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short novel that fell short of my expectations...

    • By AudioAddict on 12-22-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story

    • Retrieval Artist Series
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jane Kennedy
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender's office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender's office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Intersection of Law and the RA Universe

    • By pandorales on 03-12-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 6

    • By: Aliette de Bodard, Eugene Fischer, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Short novels are movie-length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2015 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form of storytelling.

    Regular price: $34.99