The Kassa Gambit

The Kassa Gambit

by MC Planck
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The Kassa Gambit by MC Planck

Prudence Falling makes a living on the edges of civilized space, avoiding the prying eyes and stifling rules of imperious planetary governments, traveling the nodes between worlds searching for... something.

Lt. Kyle Dasper, his feet firmly on the ground, works to build a world worth living in.

Their paths cross at an unprecedented juncture: first contact with the first alien species humanity has ever encountered. In the wide galaxy, men and women have always been alone, despite hundreds of years of colonization and exploration.

Now it appears there is intelligent life in the Out; but it is hostile. Prudence's latest temporary home planet stands devastated by unprovoked war, while Kyle's world is riven with intrigue, fascist plots, and secret factions. Can they overcome sabotage, assassinations, and their own suspicious natures to save humanity from its worst threat since the exodus from Earth?

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ISBN-13: 9781620512616
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
Publication date: 12/08/2016
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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The Kassa Gambit 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While it has a few plot problems, this debut novel is worth reading. I enjoyed the humor immensely as well as liking the characters and the trajectory of both their relationships and the plot. This book combines elements of mystery, thriller, horror, political intrigue with the science fiction to make an engaging, quick read. I'll be looking for more by Planck!
ksprings More than 1 year ago
This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier. Synopsis: Prudence Falling is a young captain of a tramp freighter. She was an orphan from the dead world of Strattenburg. With a crew of misfits, she transports cargo (not always legal) and distributes the profits in shares. On a cargo run to the world of Kassa, the routine comes apart when she finds the planet has been attacked by mysterious aliens. Captain Falling’s routine is further disrupted when she meets Lt. Kyle Daspar who works as a double agent against a mysterious organization called the League. Thrown together, neither quite trusts the other. Nonetheless, they are strangely attracted to each other. Flying rescue missions, they discover an abandoned alien fighter, crashed and abandoned during the attack. However, something about it doesn’t add up. As they move to unravel the mystery of the attack on Kassa, they find themselves in the sights of powerful people. Under the threat of alien invasion, is the real enemy far closer to home? Review: The Kassa Gambit is, what I would call, a classic space opera. It makes use of the tried and true formula of a free trader coming up against a powerful adversary. The co-protagonists are complex with reason to be highly suspicious of each other. They are also quite attracted to each other. The story unfolds like a mystery, with layers of intrigue as well as action in realistic life or death struggles. The only week point in the story is that when the antagonist is finally revealed, I didn’t find him entirely convincing. This left the ending feeling a little rushed. Taken together, it was a very enjoyable tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picked it up and didn't put it back down again until I finished the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the story had too much analysis and not enough Sci Fi for me.
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