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Queen and Country, Volume 3: Operation: Crystal Ball
     

Queen and Country, Volume 3: Operation: Crystal Ball

by Greg Rucka
 

Collecting issues 8-12 of the Eisner-winning miniseries. Tara Chace races against the clock to stop a terrorist plot to unleash Sarin gas on the British citizenry—all in the midst of a burgeoning romance between herself and fellow Minder Ed Kittering. Presented in both trade paperback and a special hardcover strictly limited to initial orders. Featuring an

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Collecting issues 8-12 of the Eisner-winning miniseries. Tara Chace races against the clock to stop a terrorist plot to unleash Sarin gas on the British citizenry—all in the midst of a burgeoning romance between herself and fellow Minder Ed Kittering. Presented in both trade paperback and a special hardcover strictly limited to initial orders. Featuring an exclusive gallery section.

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Publishers Weekly
This fun espionage thriller overflows with geopolitical intrigue. Written with obvious relish by Rucka, author of the Atticus Kodiak novels, and rendered in stark b&w, cinematic panels by Fernandez, this work finds the British security team S.I.S. in a post-September 11 world, ready to strike at any potential terrorist threat. When a Lebanese citizen walks into a British embassy in Cairo and says he has information about a potential attack on British citizens, the unit moves into action across the globe, from Sarajevo to Rome, before finally tracing their villain in Osaka, on the verge of unleashing poison gas at a World Cup match. The characters, who are a typical blend of the tough guy, the pretty boy, the tough girls, etc., are somewhat interchangeable, but the action moves along at a brisk, suspenseful pace. In fact, Rucka does something unusual with the genre: his heroes appear to stumble a bit until they just happen upon the puzzle's solution at the very end. Most of the knock-down, drag-out action occurs as the characters chase various leads around the world. The actual ending-a simple shoot-out-is a pleasantly subdued way to end a story that's really about the chase anyway. Rucka focuses on detective work instead of highlighting heroics. There are a few forgettable subplots (one romantic, one political) but this book's pleasure lies in following the chase's twists and turns. Rucka and Fernandez accomplish this almost as well as any novel or film of the genre. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929998494
Publisher:
Oni Press
Publication date:
03/02/2003
Series:
Queen and Country Series , #3
Edition description:
Not Appropriate For Children
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Gregory "Greg" Rucka is an American comic book writer and novelist. He is the author of nearly a dozen novels, including the Atticus Kodiak series. In comics, he has had the opportunity to write stories featuring some of the world’s best-known characters—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Punisher, and Wolverine—as well as penning several creator-owned properties himself, such as Whiteout, Queen & Country, and Lazarus.

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