Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Murder of Clones: The Anniversary Day Saga-Kristine Kathryn Rusch

A Murder of Clones: The Anniversary Day Saga
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
WMG, Jan 13 2015, $18.99
ISBN 9781561466085

Fifteen years ago on Epriccom, the Eufasse Emir contacted the Earth Alliance with news that an enclave of humans resided near their territory.  The Earth Alliance’s Marshal Judita Gomez and her most experienced Security Squad deputies Kyle Washington and Shakir Rainger head to this Frontier habitable moon to investigate.  They send for recovery when they find corpses and with Eufasse permission continue the search for humans who, with the exception of three, choose death.  The evidence pointed to an internal human clone civil war.

In the present, terrorists attack the Moon in what the future will call the horrific Anniversary Day bombings.  Although not authorized to make inquiries, Marshal Gomez probes the lethal assaults and soon connects the amoral killers to her mission fifteen years ago on Epriccom. 

Filled with plenty of action, a deep cast and an intense philosophical ethical debate re what a human is; the third Retrieval Artist Universe: The Anniversary Day saga is a fantastic thriller as the audience obtains new perspectives re the pivotal tragedy.  Readers do not have to wait eight years for all the books to be released.  Instead of an annual publication, this excellent science fiction series is on a monthly schedule; having started last November and December with Anniversary Day and Blowback respectively, and Search and Recovery to follow in February.

Harriet Klausner

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