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Alien Research, by Gini Koch Book Review | SFReader.com
Alien Research, by Gini Koch Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: DAW Published: 2013 Review Posted: 10/24/2014 Reviewer Rating:
Reader Rating: 9 out of 10
Alien Research, by Gini Koch
Book Review by Joshua Palmatier
Have you read this book?
This is the eighth book in the "Alien" series by Gini Koch. I've been trying to catch up with the series, but it looks like I'll still be two books behind with the release of UNIVERSAL ALIEN in another month or so.
The premise of this book: Kitty Martini discovers that the three mega-corporations behind many of her and the other AC's recent woes are slowly being revived. Titan Security is stumbling back into existence along with YatesCorp. But the recent arrival of a new drug on the streets seems to point toward Gaultier Enterprises, which appears to be trying to hide some of its research from Kitty's friend Amy, the heir of the corporation. While Amy fights the corporation in the courts, they decide they need find out what's going on in its inner layers, before this new and more deadly drug hits the streets and cause them even more pain. But what they find inside Gaultier may be even worse than a new drug on the streets. Because Gaultier, Titan, and YatesCorp have even more up their sleeves than the drug market . . . and all of the nefarious plots still seem to point to a single mastermind behind it all.
Another action-packed installment of the "Alien" series, with plenty of twists and turns, as everyone has come to expect from Gini Koch. This book again focuses more on the SF action and plotting than the romance elements. Those elements are still there of course, but they take a back seat. There are a few shocking moments in this book, turns that I don't think any readers of the previous books would expect, and a few of the mysterious elements from previous books are also explained here. I can't say anything about them without spoiling them. However, one of them deals with ACE and addresses something that I had concerns about in previous books. I felt that what happened here with ACE needed to have happened. Another deals with the AC "elves" and I have some rather strong reservations about how this will play out.
So again, if you're looking for some action-packed space opera that feels like the 50s in terms of science fiction, with a pinch of romance thrown in, then definitely pick up this series.