Book Review 62: Duplicate Effort by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

by | Mar 24, 2015 | 2015 Book Reviews, Marion's Favorite Books, Retrieval Artist Series | 0 comments



There is always consequences when you try to take down the Moon’s most powerful law firm.

This is the dilemma that Retrieval Artist Miles Flint faces in Duplicate Effort: Book 7 of the Retrieval Artist Series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Being a retrieval artist means you are suppose to work alone and keep those who love and care about at arms-length. Well at this point in the series, Flint has broken the code he learned from his mentor, Paloma. He has created an inner circle that includes his cloned daughter, Talia, his lawyer, Maxine Van Alen, his former partner as a detective, Noelle DeRicci, and investigative reporter, Ki Bowles.

Flint loses one member of his newfound inner circle and his investigation leads him to the most powerful law firm on the Moon: Wagner, Stuart, and Xendor. What he uncovers will effect everyone around him and causes Flint reexamine his life and career.

Rusch tells a skillful story in Duplicate Effort just like the prior books in the series. The plot is full of twists and turns as it reaches a satisfying conclusion.  I would rate Duplicate Effort a notch below the prior two books of the series: Paloma and Recovery Man. However, it is a solid, highly readable novel that will get another highly recommended status from this reviewer.

Duplicate Effort keeps the momentum of the series going and has me looking forward the next book in the series, Anniversary Day.


Marion Hill