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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Wmg Publishing (March 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615458564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615458564
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 599 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #903,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Unique premise and great world Jan. 4 2014
By Susan - Published on
Great story about a detective who looks for people in reverse, so to speak. The detective is human and easy to identify with. You hate to put it down. I've read most of the rest of the series and while each book has its own pros and cons, they are great as a whole. I only give it 4 stars, as 5 would be perfect.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I loved this intriguing Sci-Fi / Mystery Novel! Nov. 17 2013
By Vanessa Grant - Published on
Format: Paperback
Wow! Rusch is a skilled, highly-readable author who is an expert in bringing characters to life on the page (eScreen?). Immediately, I was entangled in the dilemna of a woman about to Disappear from a life she loved, and the tragedy of a couple whose baby was mysteriously stolen.

I needed to discover the reason for the woman’s disappearance, the fate of the baby. I was fascinated by the world Rusch created, and the moral dilemma of good people wrestling with right and wrong in a world where the law allowed children to be stolen from their parents, where humans could unwittingly cross a line that doomed them to devastating legal consequences meted out under multi-species legal agreements.

Rusch paired a burned-out investigator with a brilliant rookie detective whose personal tragedy forces him to examine everything he believes. The author has created a masterpiece!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A great read Oct. 30 2013
By Zuzu - Published on
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This book explores the issues humans may face after "First Contact." In a universe of the future, humans and aliens co-exist on many planets. This book challenges readers to consider what will happen when cultures, and laws, collide. Must humans respect the laws of their alien counterparts, even if the laws are an anathema to human sensibilities?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent mystery set in a fascinating and believable future. March 21 2013
By Mastercat - Published on
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I loved this book and have continued reading the books in order through the series. I hope they never end. The author has created a vision of a future where humans have built cities on the moon and interacts with a bizarre assortment of aliens, but it all seems reasonable and possible and believable. I love the characters and the mysteries and surprises at every turn!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
An interesting start to a very good series Jan. 7 2013
By Gordon Leacock - Published on
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This is the first book in the Retrieval Artist series. One aspect of the book I enjoyed was that it featured much more character development that many SF novels. That continues in the rest of the series.

I'd call this is must read for most SF fans.