Friday, June 12, 2015

Masterminds - Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch
WMG, Jun 9 2015, $18.99
ISBN 9781561466252

The Peyti clones of the mass murderer PierLuigi Fremont committed two deadly suicide bombings on Anniversary Days four years apart killing thousands and crippling the Moon.  The terrorism has frightened residents and left authorities scrambling to prevent a third devastation that everyone expects soonest as the Mastermind(s) remain free to complete their mission. 

Evidence collected by Moon’s chief security officer Noelle DeRicci, Retrieval Artist Miles Flint, Police Detective Bartholomew Nyquist and Armstrong’s shady business mogul Luc Deshin lead to the horrifying conclusion that countdown to another imminent terrorist attack to destroy the remaining functional domes has begun and that the leaders are Earth Alliance VIPs.  However, the plot began decades ago in the Frontier, inside an alliance prison and beneath the moon’s surface.

The eighth and final Anniversary Day Saga science fiction completes a fabulous thrilling saga.  The key subplots tie together in a way that has the appreciative audience following the countdown as seen through different people’s minds but in a Bauer 24 like adventure.  Fast-paced, this is a tremendous climax to an electrifying series that newcomers need to start at the beginning to fully appreciate Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s talent (see A Murder of Clones, Blowback, Anniversary Day, Search & Recovery, The Peyti Crisis, Vigilantes and Starbase Human).

Harriet Klausner

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