The Disappeared

The Disappeared

A Retrieval Artist Novel

Book - 2002
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In a world where humans and aliens co-exist, where murder is sanctioned, and where no one can find safe haven, one group of private detectives is willing to help the "Disappeared" find their way home. Meet the Retrieval Artists.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2002
ISBN: 9780451458889
0451458885
Branch Call Number: FIC Rusch
Characteristics: 374 p

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Barbara5060 Apr 07, 2014

This had many of the characteristics of a "Disaster movie." The beginning is introducing the people who will be most affected by the unfolding plot. Then the police detectives are introduced with their circumstances. Then the book takes off into a race against time to "save" the human victims from the devastating consequences of their actions taken in ignorance of the alien races we were cooperating with. Good challenges, good twists in logic to face off against the logic of the aliens. Very good writing once every one has been introduced. Interesting aliens.

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Syrax
Mar 02, 2010

A riveting crime novel of the future. This book should appeal to mystery and science fiction fans alike. The interaction between humans and diverse alien cultures is interesting and very problematic. The author develops a realistic look into a possible future, where compromise is most often the only route for diplomacy. What may appear as a simple misdemeanor to "our" race, may be a severe offense to others. Faced with the severity of extreme criminal sentences, some just choose to "disappear". Can't wait to read the second book.

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