Book Review 79: The Petyi Crisis by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Miles Flint and Noelle DeRicci are back!

I had to write that as my first sentence for this latest review in the Retrieval Artist Series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The previous two books in the series, A Murder of Clones and Search and Recovery, did not feature Retrieval Artist Flint and Moon’s Chief Security Officer DeRicci in those stories and I missed them a lot.  That last sentence should tell how much I have enjoyed reading this series after twelve books.

The Peyti Crisis is Book Five of the Anniversary Day Saga and moves one step closer to finding out who committed the Anniversary Day bombings on the Moon colony of Armstrong. More clues have been revealed and with the help of Master Criminal Luc Deshin, Flint and DeRicci finally have some hope on solving the Moon’s biggest case.

Rusch’s ability to handle multiple characters and sub-plots throughout the entire series has been a delight to read. She has kept me guessing each time when I thought I had an idea on who committed those heinous Anniversary Day bombings.  Also, she has created a believable alternate world where questions on what it means to being human and identity have emerged as one of the main themes of the series.

For those of you who are reading the series, The Peyti Crisis is one more step closer to the conclusion of the series. For new readers, I would suggest going back to start with Anniversary Day, the first book of the Anniversary Day Saga, and read the preceding books before this one.

Rusch provides another solid novel in the Retrieval Artist Series where old-fashioned storytelling still has a place in our culture for providing quality entertainment.

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