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Space opera with a female bounty hunter

  • Oct 8, 2013
Action, politics, sex, drama, romance, temptation and more... this opening volume to a space opera series has it all, as bounty hunter Zyra Zanr pursues the lone male on a planet full of females, intending to hand him over to the galactic authorities for his crimes. But the locals would rather kill him themselves for the fault of being male. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, political and military forces gather for war.
Cool gangster dialog combines with well-timed revelations to give depth and background to the tale. The writing carries a self-conscious, space-operatic sense of scope, heavy-handed perhaps, but well-suited to the genre. And the complex relationships move as fast as spaceships with just as many threats.
Sensual love, in its various forms, is juxtaposed with carefully detailed violence. But the action-packed battle scenes are probably the strongest part of this novel. Bodies heal fast in a futuristic world, but hurt just as truly, while hearts are just as surely wounded. And the right deed can be hard to find behind flashes of emotion, politics and war.
A fast-moving tale with the feel of a graphic novel and the scope of intergalactic space opera, Kevis Hendrickson’s Inquest tells a complete story while leaving questions to fuel a whole new series with its intrepid female protagonist challenging evil in outer space.
Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy with a request for my honest review.

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October 26, 2013
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Sheila Deeth ()
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Sheila Deeth's first novel, Divide by Zero, has just been released in print and ebook formats. Find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, etc. Her spiritual speculative novellas can be found at … more
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"A must read!"--Bookshelves of Dreams

"It's almost impossible to put down - it's that good!"--Minding Spot

"Full of drama, action, suspense, and romance."--A Journey With Books

"Zyra Zanr is one badass woman I wouldn't want to cross."--The Bookish Owl

"Skringler is like an amped-up version of Han Solo ... if Solo had not only shot Greedo first, but slaughtered every living being in the cantina too."--Rob May, author of Alien Disaster

"If anyone in the movie business gets their hands on this book, it would make a good movie."--AriaLynx

"This is a fun read."--Plasma Frequency Magazine
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