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4.0 out of 5 stars Space detective, 19 Jun 2013
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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
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
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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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Polaris (Alex Benedict - Book 2)
Polaris (Alex Benedict - Book 2) by Jack McDevitt (Paperback - 23 May 2013)
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