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The Icarus Hunt - Timothy Zahn
The Icarus Hunt
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From Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of two landmark Star Wars® series, comes an  original new tale featuring a renegade space pilot, his unusual alien partner, and an unknown cargo that can change the course of galactic history.Jordan McKell has a problem... show more
From Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of two landmark Star Wars® series, comes an  original new tale featuring a renegade space pilot, his unusual alien partner, and an unknown cargo that can change the course of galactic history.Jordan McKell has a problem with authority. Unfortunately for him, the iron-fisted authority of the powerful Patthaaunutth controls virtually every aspect of galactic shipping. In order to survive, Jordan ekes out a living dabbling in interstellar smuggling for outlaw concerns that represent the last vestiges of free trade in the galaxy. So when Jordan and his partner, Ixil--an alien with two ferret-like "outhunters" linked to his neural system--are hired by a mysterious gentleman to fly a ship and its special cargo to Earth, they jump at the job.Caution has never been one of Jordan's strong suits. But this time he may have taken on more than even he can handle. The ship, Icarus, turns out to be a ramshackle hulk, the ragtag crew literally picked up off the street, and the cargo so secret, it's sealed in a special container that takes up most of the cramped and ill-designed ship. As if that weren't bad enough, it looks like the authorities already suspect something is afoot, there's a saboteur aboard, and the Icarus appears to be shaking apart at the seams.It doesn't seem as if things could get any worse. That is, until a beautiful crew member helps McKell uncover the true nature of the cargo he's carrying. With his enemies closing in on the lumbering Icarus, the unknown saboteur still aboard, and authorities on Earth pressured to turn them in, McKell and Ixil become fugitives. Their only chance is to stay one step ahead of their pursuers as they try to make it home.A bold and epic novel filled with unrelenting action and a good dose of humor, The Icarus Hunt is a wild hyperspace romp through the galaxy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553573916 (0553573918)
ASIN: 553573918
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 457
Edition language: English
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3.5 Icarus Hunt (Project Reread #6)
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Every time I read this authors name I imagine fat, old Kirk shaking his fist and yelling, "Zaaaaahhhhhn".Anyway, I actually read this because Nathan was wondering if Zahn was similar at all to David Weber. I hadn't read any Zahn before (except the first 30 pages or so of a Star Wars novel, I just ca...
Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?
Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut? rated it
5.0
Great book. Major plot twist in the last 10 pages or so, really unexpected and woah. Will have to read it a second time with what I know now.
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5.0 The Icarus Hunt
This is literally the best mystery story I've ever read. It's classified as sci-fi because it takes place in the future on space ships, but it's basically a whodunit where the narrator has to solve the mystery before the crime gets pinned on him or he gets killed. I read this over 12 years ago, bu...
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waltzy rated it
4.0 The Icarus Hunt
A fun, clever, old-school mystery in space. One of my favorites among all of Zahn's stand-alone novels.
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