Deserter (Kris Longknife Series #2)

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

Kris Longknife had no choice about growing up rich and pampered. When she did have a choice, she joined the Marines. But now, a friend needs help halfway across the galaxy-and with a military heritage coursing through her blood, it's time for Kris Longknife to be a hero.

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Overview

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

Kris Longknife had no choice about growing up rich and pampered. When she did have a choice, she joined the Marines. But now, a friend needs help halfway across the galaxy-and with a military heritage coursing through her blood, it's time for Kris Longknife to be a hero.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780441012275
  • Publisher: Ace
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Kris Longknife Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 230,296
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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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  • Posted June 3, 2011

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    Mediocre but Not Without Hope

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Cool!

    Nice suspence

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Sandshade's secret part 1

    " Hi! Marshkit! Your finally awake!" Gorgefur,the kits mother,Smiled as Puddlekit jumped around Marshkit. Sandkit watched the two other kits hop around,and she joined in. " Lets play warriors ceremony!" Called Puddlekit. " I call being Puddlestar!" Sandkit joined Marshkit at the rear of the group. " I'm the third oldest," she recalled. " Ivykit is first,Tidekit second. Me then,then Puddlekit,then you." Sandkit snapped to attention as Puddlekit called: " She has proven herself a worthy warrior. Her name is Sandshade!" Sandkit felt pride rush through her unexpectingly. Marshkit became Marshpool,Ivykit Ivywhiskers,and Tidekit Tidewing. Puddlekit gave himself the deputy name of Puddlesplash. " Kits! Kits! Sheesh!" Puddlekit leaped down from the kit play Little-Hill and ran to Gorgefur. Soon, Gorgefur was telling stories again about thier father. " A brave warrior indeed was he,damaged badly by a twoleg dog. He almost died,lucky to be alive. Oh,kits...." Gorgefur mewed sadly. " Your father was Nightbriar,our medicine cat"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Nat

    Bye Diana. I start to suck ur nip.ples and touch u everywhere

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Massie to diana

    Hey girl.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Great Series for everyone

    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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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Kris gets girlier

    Very unwillingly. No worries, space still calls.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Next!!

    Honor Harrington with more teeth. This was a tasty treat, can't wait for the next serving.

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  • Posted August 12, 2010

    This book is a good read. A really good follow-up to the first book.

    The storylines continue to good and there is a great mixture of sci-fi gee whiz and just plain story/chacter developement. Recommend this book as a enjoyable easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Another great Kris Longknife adventure

    Plot was excellent,and continues prior Kris Longknife adventures and characters. Characterization was typical Mike Shepard-superb, a great space novel to read on a Saturday afternoon.
    Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2005

    Amazing

    I read a lot of books across all genres but I loved this book. Usually I'm not much for science fiction and won't read a sequel (unless it's a flip to the end to see what happens) but for this book I actually searched stores for it. I like the way he developed his herione. I'm glad the thrid one is finally out.

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