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Star Risk, Ltd. - Star Risk 1 Book Review Summary

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A band of people gets together and forms a company called Star Risk, Ltd. They all specialize in different areas, but all want to work as a security company. To get themselves a job they first save a guy from a maximum security prison in order to make his brother give them a big job.
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Roc, August 2002, 6.99, 352 pp.
ISBN 0451458893

She spent eight years of her life in the Alliance Marines but mustered out when she refused to sleep with her commanding officer. Now Major (Ret) M'Chel Riss is just trying to survive when she's approached by Friedrich Van Baldur, the owner of the fledging mercenary outfit STAR RISK, LTD. He offers her a contract, which she immediately accepts. Jasmine King, a woman who may or may not be a robot hires on with the new outfit as well as the alien Grok who invests his life savings in the company.

Now all they need is a job. Somebody is trying to sabotage the Transkootenay mining company hired by the Foley System Government. Not wanting to lose the contract, the company is ready to hire outside security and Star Risk ensures they are going to obtain the job when they break out of a death row prison the brother of the manager of Transkootenay mining. Now all they have to do is figure out who the enemy is and try to stop them.

The protagonists of STAR RISK, LTD are a charming bunch of rogues who obey no laws but their own. Their sense of ethics and self-preservation makes them easy to like and the audience will find their antics very entertaining. Chris Bunch known for his excellent military science fiction creates a space opera that is an exciting read.

Harriet Klausner
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 25%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement    -   finding a spy/saboteur Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If enemy is a group...    -   crime ring

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Asteroid A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   inhabited by friendly aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation    -   an average amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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