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Polaris: Alex Benedict - Book 2

Polaris: Alex Benedict - Book 2 [Kindle Edition]

Jack McDevitt
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Jack McDevitt is that splendid rarity, a writer who is a storyteller first and a science fiction writer second. In his ability to absolutely rivet the reader, it seems to me that he is the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke (Stephen King)

Another highly intelligent, absorbing portrayal of the far future from a leading creator of such tales (Booklist)

Combines hard science fiction with mystery and adventure in a wild tour of the distant future. Stellar plotting, engaging characters, and a mastery of storytelling (Library Journal (starred review))

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A Nebula Award finalist for Best Novel from the multi-award winning SF master Jack McDevitt. Second in the acclaimed Alex Benedict series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1270 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1472203097
  • Publisher: Headline (23 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C2UUAR4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,956 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Space detective 19 Jun 2013
By Reg Rea
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I read the first Alex Benedict book a few years ago and quite liked it so I tried the second in the series just recently when I saw it was available on Kindle. Since then, in addition to Polaris I have read Seeker, The Devil's Eye, Echo and Firebird. The plot of all the books deals with a high level antiques dealer/archeologist/graverobber (take your pick), who works with a glamourous female space pilot/sidekick. Together they search out mysteries and often solve crimes. It is a fairly basic formula but ingeniously delivered in a satisfying but not too racy manner. The books are certainly clever and often thought-provoking. Even if my basic description suggests something that has been done time and time again, I can certainly understand why Jack McDevitt has many devoted fans. I don't think I am one of them, but I have found myself looking out for more of his books. Now there's a mystery for you...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mystery and SF blend 12 Feb 2014
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Really very enjoyable. McDevitt is excellent at blending Sf and mystery. I recommend this and the rest if the series. I've bought and read all of them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful space opera/mystery 10 Feb 2014
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This is the third book I've read in the Alex Benedict series and I'm growing to love them. McDevitt has a very easy writing style, engaging characters and interesting plots. The space-archaeologist concept works very well and gives the setting a real sense of history. His settings really come alive while he's describing them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alex and Case v2 10 Nov 2013
By liver12
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A whodunnit novel set against a background of "space". Don't expect interstellar wars in any detail. Excellent, well written, attention-keeping. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent science fiction mystery 28 Oct 2013
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First book by this author that I have read. You do not need to have read the previous book in the series it is a complete story. Well written, good technical science fiction, very detailed plot that keeps you guessing. Reminded me slightly of Alaister Reynolds, will definitely read more by this author.
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