Friday, August 10, 2007


Polaris is the 2nd book in Jack McDevitt's Alex Benedict series.

from the back of the book:

60 yrs ago the space yacht Polaris was found deserted, the fate of it's pilot and passengers a mystery. Now to mark the anniversary of the disappearance there is to be an auction of what was left behind on the ship. Using his insider knowledge, Alex Benedict, one of the preeminent antiquities dealers in the Galaxy, secures some of the artifacts. But then an explosion destroys most of the collection, convincing Alex that drastic measures are being taken to hide what happened aboard the Polaris. Which is why that's exactly what he has to find out -especially if it means risking his life...

I didn't like this book nearly as much as others I've read by this author. There was just entirely too much of them getting into dire and dangerous disasters the reader could see coming a mile off. I'm hoping the 3rd in the series, which won an award, is better reading. This book was ok for a 2nd book in a series -a series by an author I've liked before now, but I found several sections downright irritating.

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