The Dispatcher

The Dispatcher

by John Scalzi

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The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone--999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.

Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher--a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death's crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death, and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge what they see as a wrong.

It's a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it's too late...before not even a Dispatcher can save him.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157450199
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 04/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 38,116
File size: 10 MB

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The Dispatcher 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written , good read but seriously? I feel ripped off by B&N. Why not just say so? G?rrrrrrrrr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started I couldn’t put it down fun story lots of lessons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would really love to see a series in this universe.
Michelle_Palmer More than 1 year ago
Another excellent book by John Scalzi. Marvelous setup for a book. Our world with one difference. When someone is murdered they almost always come back to life. (Not a zombie book) The characters are, as always, fully sketched out. Emotions are relayed beautifully through thoughts, movements, and speech. Actions are all based on specific motivations. Although the settings are rarely described, you can still visualize them perfectly. Overall, a great short novel for if you have just a few hours to kill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful concept, well written. Thanks, M
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid premise. I wish it could have been a longer story. Felt cheated by the high price for a novella.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish it was a fully developed novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope Scale writes more in this 'verse, I want to know more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like John Scalzi's work. I find it very creative and original. He creates environments that always leave me with something to think about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was good stuff boss. Another hit. Keep 'em coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with every one of Scalzi's books I've read, fabulous!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but complete
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great storyline just to bad it was just a short story. Mr. Scalzi you've done it again. Please keep up the good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Resting smug face" is genius!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting