Murder at Summerset [NOOK Book]

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Mirrors the post French revolution expression, ‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.’ In spite of technological advances that allow life to survive on other planets, human being’s quest for power hasn’t changed over a century’s time. Riveting . . . exciting . . . . I pray they never invent an inviolable test like the Cavanaugh Truth Audit and hope that our democracies will ever be safe from the likes of President Mark Hudson. An excellent back and forth between here and there. The libertarian Europa and the ...

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Murder at Summerset

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Overview

Mirrors the post French revolution expression, ‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.’ In spite of technological advances that allow life to survive on other planets, human being’s quest for power hasn’t changed over a century’s time. Riveting . . . exciting . . . . I pray they never invent an inviolable test like the Cavanaugh Truth Audit and hope that our democracies will ever be safe from the likes of President Mark Hudson. An excellent back and forth between here and there. The libertarian Europa and the swiftly devolving American fascist state are at odds. Shows you how and why. I’ve read a lot of the fantastic and I’m thoroughly convinced this is one of the best hard sci-fi stories to come out in a long time.

An exhilarating murder mystery set in twenty-second century . . . it is a thrilling suspense mystery novel that left me with a tingling sensation of excitement as I sat on the edge of my seat tearing through the pages. With the story centered on a series of murders in the small mining community of Summerset, Sam and his crew must find the culprit before their community is lost forever. One thing that makes the story so ingenious is that the identity of the killer is so well concealed from the reader that when the revelation finally occurs, it hits hard and unexpected. With such a shocking ending, the book almost begs to be re-read once the ending is known . . . the book can not be talked about though without taking a moment to mention the intriguing political battle being fought on earth simultaneously to the Summerset murder mystery. Opening with the capture of the U.S. President Hudson by Rising Sign agents, the political fractions at war add a whole other level to this book’s already captivating plot. From a mad prison break out and spreading of a deadly disease to shady elections, assassinations, kidnappings and plenty of killings, the crisis on earth can be summed up with many words….but none of them being the word “dull”. The two stories, while being separate, are woven together in such a brilliant way that both compliment each other . . . finally, if the plot is not gratifying enough for the reader, the constant action is sure to thrill and please even the most critical of thriller seekers. The book opens with action, and does not die down. As a reader of action and thrillers, I am always disappointed when I have to endure a dry spell in a work where a period of nothingness occurs. This book does not however, have such a period. Each chapter, and each part with in each chapter, is written to be enjoyable in of itself as well as in the larger picture. A well worth while book…one that I would highly recommend to any who wish to delve their mind into a fictional world filled with high paced adventure.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000797655
  • Publisher: Edward St Amant
  • Publication date: 10/19/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 277,928
  • File size: 710 KB

Meet the Author

E A St Amant is the author of How to Increase the Volume of the Sea Without Water, Dancing in the Costa Rican Rain and Stealing Flowers.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2010

    Murder in Space Colony

    The majority of this story takes place on board a starship and at a colony on a planet at the edge of space. It switches back and forth between what is happening on earth and what is happening with the colony. Some characters were very well developed but many are not and there are a lot of them. I would have liked to see more development of the earth side. I found it an easy read and did not have to skim as I have found that I do with many e-books when I get bored. For a free e-book, I thought it was worth reading.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2010

    Rivetting Story Line

    An excellent back and forth between here and there. The libertarian Europa and the swiftly devolving American fascist state are at odds. It reveals how and why. I have read a lot of the fantastic and I'm convinced this is one of the best hard sci-fi stories to come out in a long time.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

    Could not put it down

    ONe of the best books I have read in months! It was layered with science fiction, fantasy, and several character murder mystery. I absolutely loved it and i hope the author writes more like it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    check it out!

    I loved this book,I would try others by this auther. great story!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Okay for a freebie

    Plot not well developed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Enjoyed!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Shuold i

    Shuold i get it

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Totally confusing

    Rare for me but I couldn't even finish this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Anonymous

    Hard to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Its alright

    Now for a free book it was good. For a murder mystery not so much. There isnt much mystery but the murders r well planned out and every murder had its killer. A lot of books have some murders as throw aways. Not this one each one had a meaning. It was rather busy at times and it is easy to get lost with the charactors. But the good parts very much out weigh the bad. I say it is a good long read. I enjoyed it and had some fun. It was very good and for the most part a very easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Overall,pretty good.

    However I found that it was a little too busy. There was too much going on at the same time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Pretty good

    This was like reading two books at the same time. It was a little hard to follow at times, but overall not a bad read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Wasn't very good

    Was extremely hard to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Too much going on

    I started reading this book having high hopes with reading what others have wrote about it. My taste must be different because this book jumped all over to me and had too mich going on. I had a hard time keeping things straight of where I was at in the book with the characters. Like I said it had to be me not being able to keep up. I did give up over half way through the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    WowWWWWW!!!

    Definitely worth it I ran out of battery twice, couldn't put it down...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    It's okay

    Story had way too many characters to follow. Hard to follow at times and to picture the scenery. It's an okay read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Not bad!

    It dragged a bit now and again but I really enjoyed it. Usually sci-fi does not spark my interest but it caught me. I felt ripped off at the end. I need more closure!!!!

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    Posted November 23, 2010

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