The electronic version of Consequences, the third book in the Retrieval Artist series, has just appeared in e-book. The trade paper version will appear later in the summer. You can also get an audio version on Audible.com. The e-book editions are available on Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and in other e-bookstores.
And to whet your appetite, here’s the cover description:
A woman dies in the domed city of Armstrong on the Moon. Detective Noelle DeRicci discovers that the victim is a Disappeared—an outlaw in hiding wanted for crimes against an alien civilization. Only DeRicci’s old partner, Retrieval Artist Miles Flint brought the Disappeared home, something he would have only done if he believed the alien government would exonerate her for her crimes.
But Flint and DeRicci are no longer partners; in fact, they’re on opposite sides of the law. Flint can’t tell DeRicci about his client’s role in a war between humans and a mysterious alien race. The Disappeared’s death is only the first volley in an escalation of that war, a war that threatens to engulf the entire solar system.
“Here’s Rusch’s genius: She doesn’t confine herself to the rules of any one genre. She does world-creation and social criticism like the best sci-fi writers; she creates crime stories that would be Best Episodes on Law & Order or CSI; and she creates stories of human relationships that rank her with the finest character writers working today.”
—New York Times bestselling author
Orson Scott Card
Rusch mounts hard-boiled noir on an expansive sf background with great panache.
Part science fiction, part mystery, and pure enjoyment are the words to describe Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s latest Retrieval Artist novel.…This is a strong murder mystery in an outer space storyline.
—The Best Reviews
Mixing interstellar politics and police procedural, Rusch turns out a satisfying SF mystery. Flint’s internal conflicts are deftly portrayed, and the gritty realism of the murder investigation meshes well with the alien setting. This [third] entry in the Retrieval Artist series should please SF and mystery fans alike, and can be read independently.
—RT Book Reviews