Publish date: November 2nd 2010
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
Series: Alex Benedict (#5)
The best Alex Benedict book yet, as pure curiousity leads Chase and Alex into a mystery that some don't want solved - the mystery of what happened on a tour to an unknown solar system 28 years ago, and why are some people willing to kill to keep it quiet.Chase and Alex continue their now-typical inv...
This was my first exposure to both Jack McDevitt and his Alex Benedict series. I found this a very enjoyable read. Take away the sci-fi aspect, and the book is a damn fine mystery novel. I'm looking forward to trying more of McDevitt's works.
I don't understand why this isn't the Chase Kolpath series, rather than the Alex Benedict series, since while Alex is the guy in charge, it's Chase that the books are about. In any case, while just as friendly and readable as McDevitt's other books, Echo isn't the best of the series. Perhaps, as wi...
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Very slow to start - we know info from the book jacket that takes 100 pages or so to be revealed in the book - and way too quick on the perfect little wrap-up at the end of the book, but I still enjoyed this installment of Alex and Chase.