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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Enjoyable

    A different premise - easy to read without insulting your intelligence.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Delightful Interplay

    In “Saints Astray,” Jacqueline Carey returns to the near future world she created in her previous book, “Santa Olivia,” and to its fascinating heroine, Loup Garron.
    Loup’s mother was a resident of Outpost 12—once called Santa Olivia—that was created during a pandemic when the military set up a fifty-mile wide cordon between the U.S. and Mexico. Her father was born from a top-secret super soldier program as a genetically engineered organism (Geemo for short). Loup looks like a normal eighteen-year-old girl, but she’s inherited her father’s super strength and incredible speed. She has no concept of fear.
    “Saints Astray” begins where “Santa Olivia” left off with Loup and her lover, Pilar, escaping from Outpost 12 and crossing into Mexico. They’re helped by Christophe who, in a way, is Loup’s “cousin” since his father was also a Geemo. While the original Geemos have died, burned out by their raging metabolisms, their children have a chance for somewhat normal lives. In the thirty years since the pandemic, life outside the border cordon has returned to the normalcy of the pre-illness days.
    In Mexico City, Loup and Pilar meet with a reform-minded US Senator who wants to blow open the story of Outpost 12. They also receive a business proposition from the head of a Security Firm to become bodyguards. While the position is a natural fit for Loup, Pilar struggles with the training, until she discovers her own special talent: she’s a crack shot with a pistol. Their assignments take them around the world, including a tour with a British pop band. While they travel far, Loup and Pilar can’t forget the people they left behind. When a former Outpost resident disappears just before testifying for the senator’s committee, Loup and Pilar must risk all they have to finally shine a spotlight on the black hole of Outpost 12.
    Carey delivers a fast-paced story, filled with action and leavened with humor and the delightful interplay of her characters. When saints stray, we get a devil of a good story.
    Reviewed by David Ingram for Suspense Magazine

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