Murder at Summerset

Murder at Summerset

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by Edward St Amant
     
 

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

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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 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

ISBN-13:
2940000797655
Publisher:
Edward St Amant
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,070,949
File size:
359 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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Murder at Summerset 3.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
TpodoTP More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book,I would try others by this auther. great story!
cromwell5 More than 1 year ago
Plot not well developed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading on my new Nook, this was the very first one for me. It was slow to start, but it was worth reading through. I loved the multiple story lines and how everyone played a part in this futuristic sci-fi thriller, and how everything played out on Jupiter's moon, Europa. I could put myself in each character's plave and see what they saw by the descriptions being so thorough. My husband even read it after me and also thought it was pretty decent of a story. Corruption, undrrground groups, conspiracy, futuristic times as colonies are mining on far away moons...Stick with it, and you won't be disappointed!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took forever to read bc it had too many stories going back and forth. I gave up trying to remember the characters
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Rare for me but I couldn't even finish this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
However I found that it was a little too busy. There was too much going on at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was extremely hard to follow.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely worth it I ran out of battery twice, couldn't put it down...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story had way too many characters to follow. Hard to follow at times and to picture the scenery. It's an okay read.