Deserter (Kris Longknife Series #2)

Deserter (Kris Longknife Series #2)

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by Mike Shepherd
     
 

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A search for her lost friend leads the female space warrior into a galactic hellhole with no way out.  See more details below

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A search for her lost friend leads the female space warrior into a galactic hellhole with no way out.

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In Mike Shepherd's sequel to Kris Longknife: Mutineer, his headstrong protagonist -- a junior lieutenant who also happens to be the daughter of a powerful politician, the heir to a billion-dollar corporation, and a princess! -- is lured into a deadly trap when she comes to a friend's rescue.

With her ship temporarily docked for repairs, Kris decides to take a leave of absence when she finds out that a close friend has suddenly gone missing. Tom Lien was supposed to go on a short vacation to explore ancient ruins on a remote planet; but when Kris learns that he has been kidnapped, she decides to find and free him -- no matter how suicidal the mission. Her search leads her to a world on the verge of political revolt. Shortly after Kris lands, the entire planet is quarantined and all interplanetary communication is lost. With the elaborate trap to ensnare Kris sprung, can she somehow find a way to free Tom and escape the planet?

Fans of military science fiction who are looking for something a little out of the ordinary should definitely check out Shepherd's Kris Longknife saga. Comparable to Elizabeth Moon's Esmay Suiza and David Weber's Honor Harrington -- underappreciated female protagonists in military service -- the Kris Longknife novels focus a little more on political intrigue and a little less on militaristic space opera. And although the conclusion of Kris Longknife: Deserter adequately ties up all the loose ends in this adventure, Shepherd shrewdly plants the seeds for many more Kris Longknife escapades in the near future. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441012275
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Kris Longknife Series, #2
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
161,034
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.71(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

"Mike Shepherd" is a pseudonym for Mike Moscoe. Moscoe, a former civil servant, lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife Ellen and now writes full-time. As Mike Shepherd, he has written the five very popular Kris Longknife military science fiction adventures, with more to come!

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Deserter (Kris Longknife Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
I strongly recommend you read the prevous book in the series (Mutineer) prior to reading this installment. I have been cruising around, looking for a good SF book since all my Scifi TV shows, except for Doctor Who, that I have watched up until May 2011 have been cancelled (my beloved Stargate Universe, SG-1, SGA, The Event, V, Outcasts, Caprica, Farscape, BSG, etc.). Unfortunately this particular installment did not completely satisfy my huge SF appetite. I subtracted two-stars for two reasons; (1) the whole princess idea and the endless logistics of Kris's societal obligations seemed completely farfetched, uppity and received more focus than it should have; and (2) this installment simply wasn't as good as the first book. Kris seemed like some over-privileged debutante, whose military career was completely non-existent. Through most of this book she spent her time in the bath or being fawned over and overdressed by her maid. Although this installment didn't have as much action as the last installment; it was still interesting and I had no problems finishing this book. Luckily this installment was well written and intriguing because the Kris from this installment in no way resembled the brave heroine from Mutineer. While this book takes place in the 24th century, I was a bit disappointed to see minorities and religious nut-heads still exist, and that humanities pettiness still reigns supreme. I recommend this book to fellow SF fans, however, this installment will take some patience to get through. It's a good book but it's ashamed that it barely resembles a military space opera. I also look forward to the next book in the series Defiant.
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Nice suspence
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AvidReader777TJ More than 1 year ago
Whether you are a sci fi fan or not, this series is great. While it is filled with fantastic sci-fi concepts, technologies, new discoveries, it also carries over humanity, earth culture, and has great human relationships and plots and sub plots. I loved this series and look forward to the next book having already read them all
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Otterina More than 1 year ago
Honor Harrington with more teeth. This was a tasty treat, can't wait for the next serving.
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