Contact Imminent

Contact Imminent

by Kristine Smith

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BN ID: 2940158306686
Publisher: BookView Café
Publication date: 05/27/2016
Series: The Jani Kilian Chronicles , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 178,829
File size: 766 KB

About the Author

Kristine Smith is the author of the Jani Kilian series and a number of short stories, and is a winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 26 years, but now writes full-time. Find out more at her website: www.kristine-smith.com

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Contact Imminent (Jani Kilian Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
jmvilches on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Jani is the first genetically-engineered human-idomeni hybrid. Humans and idomeni do not have idyllic relations and Jani is not completely trusted on either side. She does serve as a bridge for communications. Contact Imminent begins with an attempted mine disposal on the grounds of the idomeni enclave near Chicago. The deaths resulting from the explosion of the mine increase the tension between the two races. Xenophobic zealots on both sides are plotting death and destruction.Tsecha, Jani's idomeni dominant, asks her to travel to the planet Elyas in his place, to try to stave off civil war among the idomeni. She travels with Niall Pierce, a Service officer, and John Shroud, the doctor who saved her life by making her a hybrid. Before they leave, they discover the possibility that there might be another hybrid on Elyas. Upon arrival, Jani is thrust into the middle of the leadership crisis and the related existance of an entire enclave of hybrids. Jani must remain independent of the two factions and act quickly to keep peace among the idomeni.In the meantime, Jani's friend Lucien remains on Earth to investigate the mine explosion. In the process, he finds a human plot to attack the embassy in order to drive the idomeni out of human space. While trying to warn the embassy about the attack, he is challenged to a duel by the hostile idomeni Ghos. Jani and Niall have to race back to Earth, hopefully in time for the duel and the attack.Author Kristine Smith does and excellent job presenting a complex and well-realized alien culture, complete with religion and politics. Jani is a very strong character who is strugging with her identity as a hybrid. Smith gives us a good view of Jani's internal turmoil as she deals with her human and idomeni relationships. The supporting cast is fairly well developed, although without reading the previous novels, their motivations aren't always clear.Contact Imminent is the fourth novel in the Jani Kilian series. It can be read stand-alone, but the start can seem a little slow as you figure out the backstory from clues. Once you get settled in and comfortable with the setting, the story takes off and it's hard to put down.Four stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series!
Schez More than 1 year ago
I would love to see this book published in ebook format again.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Jani is the first genetically engineered human-idomeni hybrid. Humans and idomeni do not have idyllic relations and Jani is not completely trusted on either side. She does serve as a bridge for communications. Contact Imminent begins with an attempted mine disposal on the grounds of the idomeni enclave near Chicago. The deaths resulting from the explosion of the mine increase the tension between the two races. Xenophobic zealots on both sides are plotting death and destruction. Tsecha, Jani's idomeni dominant, asks her to travel to the planet Elyas in his place to try to stave off a potential civil war among the idomeni. She travels with Niall Pierce, a Service officer, and John Shroud, the doctor who saved her life by making her a hybrid. Before they leave, they discover the possibility that there might be another hybrid on Elyas. Upon arrival, Jani is thrust into the middle of the leadership crisis and the related existence of an entire enclave of hybrids. Jani must remain independent of the two factions and act quickly to keep peace among the idomeni. In the meantime, Jani's friend Lucien remains on Earth to investigate the mine explosion. In the process, he finds a human plot to attack the embassy in order to drive the idomeni out of human space. While trying to warn the embassy about the attack, he is challenged to a duel by the hostile idomeni Ghos. Jani and Niall have to race back to Earth, hopefully in time for the duel and the attack. Kristine Smith does and excellent job presenting a complex and well-realized alien culture, complete with religion and politics. Jani is a very strong character who is struggling with her identity as a hybrid. Smith gives us a good view of Jani's internal turmoil as she deals with her human and idomeni relationships. The supporting cast is fairly well developed, although without reading the previous novels, their motivations aren't always clear. Contact Imminent is the fourth novel in the Jani Kilian series. It can be read stand-alone, but the start can seem a little slow as you figure out the back-story from clues. Once you get settled in and comfortable with the setting, the story takes off and it's hard to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is such a large universe that the sentient races should co-exist peacefully but that is not the case. Although humans and idomeni have enclaves on each other¿s home worlds there is little trust between the races and much fear. Jani Killian is, thanks to a medical practitioner that saved her life, a hybrid, part humanoid and part idomeni. She has one foot in each world but the humans fear her for what she has become and what it could mean to the human race........................................ Even though it is treason, zealots, who hate the Idomeni and want them to leave human space, are using violent means to start a war. Some factions of the Idomeni want to use Jan to further their own agenda but the hybrid is a strong-willed independent thinker who will use whatever means at her disposal to make certain that there will be peace between the two races.................................... Kristine Smith knows how to tell a fascinating story about two races in conflict with each other because each is xenophobic. The heroine is a master of diplomacy who wants the best for two races and favors neither when it involves xenophobic plots and politics. The culture of the Idomeni is complex and alien but not dangerous to humans unless they provoke them. CONTACT IMMINENT is a stellar example of excellent space opera............................... Harriet Klausner