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Seeker (Alex Benedict Series #3)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fun science fiction adventure

    Amy Kohler shows antiques dealer Alex Benedict a decorated cup with an eagle and strange language etched onto it. Alex looks up the language and says it is Mid-American English last used in the third millennium. Amy is stunned that she possesses an artifact that is nine thousand years old, but Alex says it is probably recent with just an ancient inscription though he has no idea outside of academia who would use a dead language like English especially on a cup. As he looks closer at the relic, Alex becomes convinced that the cup is from the mythical space vessel the Seeker that legend says along with the Bremerhaven transported 5,000 expatriates from the religious intolerance of the twenty-seventh century United States. They supposedly founded a colony on the planet, Margolia, but no one ever heard from the colonists again so they are part of the mythos. Alex and his assistant pilot Chase Kolpath begin to follow clues while a rival follows them, pirates await their return to steal their booty, aliens control information, and a Survey team wants them stopped. --- This science fiction adventure is quite exciting in spite of the over kill of opponents that seem to run the gamut of outer space adventures (besides the above there are killing robots and weird aliens), Jack McDevitt spins a fun futuristic thriller. Readers will appreciate how the future looks back and interprets twenty-seventh century America the same way archeologists do to ancient and prehistorical societies. Alex and Chase come across as the good guys against a horde of nasty dudes though the heroes are artifact mercenaries (somewhat like Han Solo) in a fine tale that fans of Mr. McDevitt will appreciate. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Terrific. Best of the first four...

    which I tore through quickly. Yes, some duplicate plot devices (not another "slider out of control"...or "outwit the aliens by sneaking back on the lander" ploy) but still great fun and good mysteries. I'm a new fan of this fun summertime kind of series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    HELP!

    WE CANT FIND 2 GIRLS NAMED ROSE AND ADICATED READER!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Favorite story of the series

    I really enjoy this book! Even though you kind of know how it is going to end, it is a great story. I've read it multiple times just for the last few chapters, which always get me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Great book and excellent series, very entertaining

    Great book and excellent series, very entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    A great addition to the Alex Benedict series

    Jack McDevitt seems to get better and better as he goes along. Taking place in a far distant future when our current era is thought of as ancient history, Seeker is a great combination of a mystery and science fiction. Plastic cups and clothing from our era and the next hundred years or so are sought after collectibles.

    This is the third installment in the series. It is not necessary to read the first two to understand what is going on. Lots of fun.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Readable and enjoyable if not a wow

    Unexceptionably competent and clear English, nonboring nonovertly obvious plotline with few holes (a never-followed-up mention of living beings on a newly discovered planet is one, the unexplained reappearance of a lost box in the hands of the hero is another), unembarrassing characterizations with discretely described copulation--these are some of the reasons i'll come back to this writer for recreational reads. (For brilliance, check out Iain Banks.)

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Good read

    This is a really good book and series.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    Should Be The "Chase Kolpath" Series!!!

    Jack: I loved this book. The story line was terrific and the characters well developed except for Alex Benedict. To me he was quite in the background and our real hero was Chase Kolpath who did all the work, chased all the bad guys/gals, piloted the ships and took all the risks while Alex kind of sat back and enjoyed the view.

    As far as I am concerned however, every science fiction lover should have every Jack McDevitt novel, short story etc. in their library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2007

    Sucks you in!

    This book is great! If you want a book that'll send your imagination flying, this is the one. It's got plot, characters, and even humor. I simply love the ending too. Great book. You must read this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2006

    A KEEPER

    You love sci-fi? you will LOVE this... this author has a way of pulling you in, and keeping you in the action.. GREAT BOOK!

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