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Tek Secret
     

Tek Secret

4.5 16
by William Shatner
 

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Star Trek's William Shatner delivers another science fiction tale of suspense in the acclaimed bestselling series that inspired the hit TV movies. Now investigator Jake Cardigan is searching for a rich industrialist's daughter who learned too much about an assassination plot involving her father's robots. HC: Putnam.

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Star Trek's William Shatner delivers another science fiction tale of suspense in the acclaimed bestselling series that inspired the hit TV movies. Now investigator Jake Cardigan is searching for a rich industrialist's daughter who learned too much about an assassination plot involving her father's robots. HC: Putnam.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The fifth entry in Star Trek veteran Shatner's science fiction detective series ( TekLab ; Tek Vengeance ) features all the elements that have made the other episodes so successful and so eminently forgettable: cardboard characters, an unlikely, action-heavy plot and futuristic trappings as tired as an old boot. Jake Cardigan and his goofy sidekick/partner Sid Gomez are investigating the disappearance of Alicia Bower, heiress to the Mechanix International robotics fortune. Her family believes she is off on another of her promiscuous adventures, but her current boyfriend, Barry Zangerly, remains convinced her absence is more sinister and hires Cardigan and Gomez to find out. Of course, the villains make their presence known, roughing up Zangerly and trying to kill Cardigan. And of course Cardigan and Gomez sidestep all major threats and get to the heart of the conspiracy, which features such twists as an android duplicate of Alicia Bower, a sadistic brain surgeon and such bits of predictable dialogue as, ``The odds are very much against our nearly getting killed every time we investigate something together.'' Readers who have found something enjoyable in previous Jake Cardigan adventures will likely find it here as well. (Nov.)
Library Journal
In the fifth installment of this popular sf detective series, private investigator Jake Cardigan again takes on the notorious Tek drug lords in his attempt to rescue a kidnapping victim. A TV movie based on the series should increase demand.
Roland Green
The fifth of Shatner's popular Tek novels continues the series' tendency to become more sober, serious, and realistic. Jake Cardigan is still trying to cope with Beth Kittridge's murder by the Tek cartels when he and his partner Gomez are put on the trail of a missing heiress. Alicia Bower may be alive or dead, she may or may not know a secret about the relations of U.S. government covert-operations people and the Tek cartels, and she may or may not be a floozie. Answering all these questions strains Cardigan to the limit physically, intellectually, and emotionally, and he emerges a more sympathetic protagonist than he was in the earlier, more frenetic Tek tales. Where the series will end up is still an open question, but it is certainly moving in the right direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441001194
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Series:
Jake Cardigan Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.88(d)

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Tek Secret 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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