Book - 2005 | Ace mass market ed. --
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Jack McDevitt brings back the daring Alex Benedict from A Talent for War , thrusting him into a far-future tale of mystery and suspense that will lead the prominent antiquities dealer to the truth about an abandoned space yacht called the Polaris.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub., 2005, c2004.
Edition: Ace mass market ed. --
ISBN: 9780441012534
Branch Call Number: MCD
Characteristics: 385 p. --


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Apr 01, 2014

Read about halfway, but too dull to finish. :-(

Feb 11, 2013

Polaris --- by Jack McvDevitt. I’d read two other of Jack’ Sci Fi novels so I had a fair idea of what to expect: I had liked the first two enough to read another. This novel opens excitingly enough with lots of suspense and lots of things going on. But once over that, there’s dialogue. Lots of it. Enough to drown you. When will there be some action, some events, something going on? Well, after what seems like an endless amount of treading water, we get to the conclusion. A few pages of stuff happening and then an understated conclusion. Three hundred and eighty pages to get to this? A little disappointing. All this book, all this prose, all this reading anticlimactic --- for what? Not one of Jack’s best works but then, on the olther hand, this represents one of his earlier attempts at novel righting. Maybe we should cut him some slack.

Nov 03, 2008

not to my taste

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