International bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has won or been nominated for every major award in the science fiction field. She has won Hugos for editing The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and for her short fiction. She has also won the Asimov�s Science Fiction Magazine Readers Choice Award six times, as well as the Anlab Award from Analog Magazine, Science Fiction Age Readers Choice Award, the Locus Award, and the John W. Campbell Award. Her standalone sf novel, Alien Influences, was a finalist for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award. Io9 said her Retrieval Artist series featured one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever written. She writes a second sf series, the Diving Universe series, as well as a fantasy series called The Fey. She also writes mystery, romance, and fantasy novels, occasionally using the pen names Kris DeLake, Kristine Grayson and Kris Nelscott.
Blowback: A Retrieval Artist Novelby Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Moon�s chief security office, Noelle DeRicci, does her best to hold the United Domes government together. But
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The Moon, shaken by the Anniversary Day tragedies, deals with devastation. The Earth Alliance believes another attack imminent, but no one knows where or when it will strike. Just like no one knows who ordered the attacks in the first place.
The Moon�s chief security office, Noelle DeRicci, does her best to hold the United Domes government together. But Retrieval Artist Miles Flint, dissatisfied with the investigation into the Anniversary Day events, begins an investigation of his own. He builds a coalition of shady operatives, off-the-books detectives, and his own daughter, Talia, in a race against time. A race, he quickly learns, that implicates organizations he trusts�and people he loves.
Rusch offers up a well-told mystery with interesting characters and a complex, riveting storyline that includes a healthy dose of suspense, all building toward an ending that may not be what it appears.
�RT Book Reviews
The latest Retrieval Artist science fiction thriller is an engaging investigative whodunit starring popular Miles Flint on a comeback mission. The suspenseful storyline is fast-paced and filled with twists as the hero comes out of retirement to confront his worst nightmare.
�Midwest Book Review
We have to admit that we�re a newcomer to the series, but may have to dig in to the earlier books. Blowback does stand on its own as a great read!
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I just finished Rusch's Blowback, another Retrieval Artist novel. As usual, it was suspenseful and original. Besides combining detective and science fiction genres, now Rusch also includes intergalactic espionage with a new character called Zag. In alternating chapters, she has up to 7 viewpoint characters, but she makes it all work smoothly and splendidly. The Moon's security is the main focus, but the series universe expands substantially in Blowback. Naturally, there will have to be at least one novel after this one--probably more. I eagerly look forward to the next in this entertaining series. Vincent Miskell
Amazing. Totally as good as its predecessors
Great pace, interwoven story threads, and mystery. Set on the moon and other planets. A perfect page-turner thriller with interesting characters.
Great writing tho the ending was not satisfactory. Want the next in series NOW