The Widowmaker Unleashed Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Widowmaker is 62 years old and just wants to be left alone. But every killer on the inner frontier wants to face him down to build up their reputation. So every time the Widowmaker is forced to shoot one of them, he has to pick up and move again before he's discovered. Then he realizes that cloning might provide an answer to his problems....
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The Widowmaker is an old man with a terrible disease; he's so sick that they have him frozen.
But he's running out of money so his executors clone him, and send the clone
out on a bounty hunting job to raise cash. Unfortunately, the clone has no
life experience, and his naivite can be fatal.
The review of this Book prepared by Steve

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   change of heart Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   good clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   20's-30's    -   60's-90's


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   empty, or nearly empty world    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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