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Publisher's Summary

Kris Longknife has discovered that this desk job is not at all what she expected. Being desk bound hasn't even decreased the number of assassination attempts! Then Kris gets home to find her two kids playing with an Iteeche. Ron has come back to human space with a request. Should Kris take it? Can she finally get some straight answers for her Grampa Ray, King Raymond to most? Does she risk taking the kids into a situation with a whole lot of unanswered questions? Oh, and what can go wrong? Kris knows something will go wrong. Something always goes wrong.
©2017 Mike Moscoe (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 07-22-17

Kris as Ambassador

Kris now has two children. She has been working at a desk job for King Raymond for the past five years on the home world. The assassination attempts have continued leaving Kris to wonder why. Ron arrives from Iteeche asking if Kris will be the Emissary to the Iteeche world. When Kris arrives on the Iteeche home world, she finds the kingdom is in civil war and she has been called in by the King to solve their problems.

This is apparently a transitional book and the first part of a trilogy. I have discovered that Shepherd has decided to break away from this long-time publisher and self-publish. The book is slow in getting started and there is more filler than in prior books of the series. I was hoping for more information and descriptions about the Iteeche home world, but maybe that is coming in future books. I miss a number of the old gang, but Abby and Kara are busy taking care of the children. The characters have continued to develop and have aged and evolved with the story. My favorite is Nelly, Kris’s artificial intelligence computer. It is taking me some time to adjust to Kris’s new role as Ambassador and diplomat. The diplomatic game is interesting, but there is still plenty of non-stop action both in space and on land.

The book is just over nine hours long. I am pleased to have the same narrator that has read the entire series, Dina Pearlman. Pearlman is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Trip Williams on 06-10-17

Book 15, And STILL Buying!

This is Book 15, and I'm STILL Happily Buying! If "Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" means anything, my money is saying A LOT about this series!

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