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The Frost-Haired Vixen [Mass Market Paperback]

John Zakour
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Daw Books (5 Dec 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756403979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756403973
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 10.7 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,769,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ho ho ho oh no 11 Jan 2009
By D. C. Stolk TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is basically a fun book that could have been much better. I liked it, but sad to say, it was a much weaker entry in the Zach Johnson-series than the previous three books. Maybe because it's a solo effort by John Zakour, without the influence of previous co-writer Lawrence Ganem? Anyway, it has some unevenly written parts that were missing from the other books. Not to mention, it has way too many grammatical errors; too many to be just a misprint or something like that. I do hope it's not John Zakour himself who made this many mistakes; either way, it sure could have benefited a lot from a good proofreader and/or editor because they were annoying and detracted from the flow of the story. So DAW books, please take notice!
Okay, besides that: it was fun meeting the last freelance P.I. on Earth again, and having him run into Santana Claus, wacky elves, murderous 'bots and other assorted crazy individuals while trying to save the world - again! Here's to more adventures of Zack, but please bring Ganem back if that's needed to improve the quality once more.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ho ho ho oh no 10 Feb 2007
By D. C. Stolk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is basically a fun book that could have been much better. I liked it, but sad to say, it was a much weaker entry in the Zach Johnson-series than the previous three books. Maybe because it's a solo effort by John Zakour, without the influence of previous co-writer Lawrence Ganem? Anyway, it has some unevenly written parts that were missing from the other books. Not to mention, it has way too many grammatical errors; too many to be just a misprint or something like that. I do hope it's not John Zakour himself who made this many mistakes; either way, it sure could have benefited a lot from a good proofreader and/or editor because they were annoying and detracted from the flow of the story. So DAW books, please take notice!

Okay, besides that: it was fun meeting the last freelance P.I. on Earth again, and having him run into Santana Claus, wacky elves, murderous 'bots and other assorted crazy individuals while trying to save the world - again! Here's to more adventures of Zack, but please bring Ganem back if that's needed to improve the quality once more.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars comic futuristic thriller 9 Dec 2006
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The only private detective in existence in the year 2061 is Zachary Nixon Johnson and whenever he is on a case, which are few and far between, mayhem and destruction follow. His latest client is the mutant Santana Clausa who works in the North Pole with a few thousand cloned elves who make three presents for each person for the winter holiday, an event that removes all religious connotations from what used to be Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza.

Her problem is that someone killed two of her elves which everyone thought was impossible because the North Pole is the happiest place in the world. Zach accepts the assignment but before he goes to the North Pole he is attacked by killer bots. When he arrives at the North Pole, a bot tries to smother him with a pillow and other attempts are made on his life. With the help of his AI supercomputer HARV, he narrows the suspects down to the people who are visiting the North Pole but doesn't rule out an insider reprogramming the bots to kill.

John Zakour has written a serio-comic tale with the emphasis on comic futuristic thriller. There is so much humor in the tale that reader will find themselves instantly laughing out loud. Although the tone of THE FROST-HAIRED VIXEN is light, there is a serious undertone to the story. The protagonist is a man out of time, better suited to the twentieth century where he could be a Phillip Marlow then an almost extinct operative who relies on easy getting information and mid twenty first century technology.

Harriet Klausner
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loads of fun! 8 Aug 2007
By K. Sozaeva - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
John Zakour goes it alone in this, the fourth book featuring freelance PI Zachary Nixon Johnson - the only freelance PI left in the world in the year 2060. In his latest adventure, he is approached by Santana Clausa - who runs the North Pole to make the toys for Holiday, when each person on Earth receives 3 presents. Two of the elves that she oversees have been murdered and she wants Zach to find out who did the deed.

Immediately people start trying to kill him. Just another day in the life of Zachary Nixon Johnson!

When he arrives at the Pole, he goes undercover to try to determine who among the current guests may have been the murderers. With guardbots being reprogrammed to attack him, sugared-up Elves all around and argumentative fellow guests to contend with, this won't be a walk in the snow.

In some ways this book was superior to the joint ventures in the previous works - it is a bit more gritty and "real." In others, it needed more work - there were a lot more typos and grammatical errors, for instance. All-in-all, I would say it holds its own against the first three books in the series and I look forward to seeing where Zakour takes this most amusing cross-genre series in the future. Keep 'em coming!
3.0 out of 5 stars Great setting, writing needs help 20 Mar 2008
By Rekz kaRZ - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I really wanted to like this book. Setting is great. However, the writing is noticeably not as good as previously. Not sure why not.

Still quite a fun story, and compelling characters.

Unfortunately, plot lines tend to degrade near the last quarter of the books in general.

Could make great films, tho.
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, a little too long, not up to par as prior books 23 July 2007
By NY Bibliophile - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've enjoyed all the other books in this series. This isn't as good as the others. Mr. Zakour in trying to compensate for his former writing partner winds up over compensating. A little too long. More predictable than the others or what I've come to expect. A good read overall but slower. The others were gave me a rush like a roller coaster ride this one was more of a merry-go-round. I won't stop reading the series as I have confidence Mr. Zakour will eventually hit his solo stride.
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