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Close Encounters - Katherine Allred
Close Encounters
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Kiera Smith is not like ordinary Genetically Engineered Persons . . . The Bureau of Alien Affairs needed a special GEP agent with empathic abilities to handle their most extraordinary assignments—and a rogue geneticist saw to it that Kiera fit their specifications. But she turned out stronger,... show more
Kiera Smith is not like ordinary Genetically Engineered Persons . . .

The Bureau of Alien Affairs needed a special GEP agent with empathic abilities to handle their most extraordinary assignments—and a rogue geneticist saw to it that Kiera fit their specifications. But she turned out stronger, faster, smarter, and more impervious to harm than anyone anticipated. A reluctant "superhero," Kiera wishes she were normal, but it is not to be.

On Orpheus Two, the indigenous Buri race faces extinction, a prospect the powerful Dynatec corporation welcomes and, in fact, may be actively hastening. It is Kiera's job to protect these beautiful, exotic aliens . . . and to discover what there is on Orpheus Two that Dynatec feels is worth killing for.

But the magnetic allure of Thor, the breathtaking Buri leader, is proving a dangerous distraction. And now, to save Thor's people, Kiera will need a power she's never before possessed—something hidden in the unexplored recesses of her heart.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780061672422 (0061672424)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Alien Affairs (#1)
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Rachel's books
Rachel's books rated it
3.0 Close Encounters
Kiera is a GEP (Genetically Enhanced Person) who works for Alien Affairs. I thought this was interesting. See, a corporation will commission a GEP and they will be created for a specific job(s). What I didn't care too much for was how Keira was the best of the GEP (she's been enhanced far more than ...
Lyndi
Lyndi rated it
A bit too long, but worth it. Awesome story. I wanted to throttle Keira quite often, but she acknowledged her shortcomings so quickly, I couldn't stay upset. The ending wrapped up real quick and neat, but I'm cool with it. Definitely recommend this one.
My slice of heaven
My slice of heaven rated it
5.0 Close Encounters
This was a really neat first book. I can't wait to read the next one. I liked reading about Kiera's assignment and what her job entailed, as well as the exploration of the planet and whether or not it would go in enemy hands. Very fast paced and well written - overall a great read.
MizNikki
MizNikki rated it
3.0 Close Encounters
Kinda sucked me in like one of those SciFy channel movies. I also noticed that Kiera named the Buri king, Thor, before she could understand his language, but continued to do so even after they could communicate. Will most likely read the next one.
TezMillerOz
TezMillerOz rated it
Aliens? They may not be on "Old Earth", but the Buri are more like another tribe than another species. They speak a different language and are more spiritual, but they're still human in my opinion. The flora and fauna on Orpheus Two are different, though.The summary sounds a lot like Avatar (which i...
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