Rogue Hunter: Inquest (Rogue Hunter #1)
by Kevis Hendrickson
What is it about:
Fearing retribution from ruthless gangsters over an unsettled debt, intergalactic bounty hunter Zyra Zanr ventures to a distant world to collect the reward for Boris Skringler, a notorious terrorist, who has been sentenced to death by political rivals of the InterGalactic Alliance. When she fails to secure his release, she decides to break him out of prison. Zyra soon finds herself an unwilling participant in events that lead to a climactic showdown between the most powerful worlds in the galaxy.
Torn between her desperation to rid herself of the threats to her life and her guilt in agitating the conflict between two galactic superpowers, Zyra is horrified to learn that the lives of an entire world of people hinge on her ability to return Skringler to his captors. However, her distrust of Skringler gives way to lust, unraveling her plans. Will Zyra give into her passion and allow Skringler to go free? Or will she surrender him to her enemies to stop an impending war? The fate of billions depend on whether she chooses life for a killer or the death of her lover.
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is a really nice read.
Zyra is a tough heroine and it took me a while to get a grip on her, but after that I was cheering her on. Skringler was an intriguing character as well, but his motives are much harder to grasp. I had hoped there would be more scenes between Zyra and Skringler, exploring their past and their feelings towards each other, but that was not to be.
The writing is awkward at times, but not annoyingly so. I liked the world building. It was a bit too anti male for my tastes at times, but the story did take place on a sort of Amazonian world, so that was to be expected.
The action is slow to start, but when it does it's intense and exhilarating. There's lots of things going on: a break out, political games, back stabbing and much more. At times you really have to pay attention to keep up.
Overall this is a nice SciFi adventure that ends with quite a cliffhanger that makes you wonder what will happen next. I might give other books in this series a try.
Why should you read it:
It's a SciFi adventure packed with intrigue and action.
Expected publication: December 1st 2012
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