|Plot Summary of The Icarus Hunt|
Reluctant smugglers Jordan McKell and his alien partner are given a chance to pick up some legal trade that is good for their cover as down and out traders in a galactic spiral setting, where the dominant economic power is a monstrous alien corporation with a superior technology. But the little job turns out to be something bigger than anyone suspects! Soon everyone wants a piece of the cargo, even though they don't really know what it is. A quick, fun read...moderate tension, mostly chase and escape maneuverings and a few twisty surprises as the hero and his crew manage to outwit all the bad guys and their thugs. Pretty much a guy book with a smart, attractive, girl who helps out but does not take charge. No sex, but some concern and tension and a little galahad whoop-de-doo as the hero reveals all at the end of the book. Finally the most noble and normal of the sidekicks 'rides off into the sunset' with the chick, her dad and the loot.
This synopsis report prepared by Kitty Shroedinger
Jordan McKell, pilot of a ship called Stormy Banks and employee of a huge criminal organization, is hired to fly a ship called the Icarus from Meima to Earth. He is told the cargo is extremely important--and true enough, soon the entire Patth race (who controls the majority of interstellar shipping) are hot on his tail and will stop at nothing to gain control of the Icarus. With half the galaxy after him, a mysterious cargo, and even a murderer on board, Jordan must solve many mysteries before it's too late.
This synopsis report prepared by Six Madine
|Chapter Analysis of The Icarus Hunt|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- pilot, civilian
- Space, need spacesuit
- alien spaceship
- futuristic human freighter/transport
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a significant amount of technical jargon
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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