Coming Home – Jack McDevitt

Alex Benedict #7 Antiquarians Chase Kolpath and Alex Benedict search out lost space-age artifacts and participate in an attempted rescue of a spaceliner trapped in a spacetime warp. In reviewing the prequel to this book, I said I feared the series was growing tired. Coming Home is unfortunate proof of that suggestion. The prose is good in some places, clumsy and repetitive in others. The series has never been based on action and adventure, but…

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Firebird – Jack McDevitt

Alex Benedict #6 Famed physicist Christopher Robin has vanished. Antiquarian Alex Benedict and his pilot Chase Kolpath take up the search. After the disappointing Echo, I’m happy to say that McDevitt is back on track with Firebird. It’s not the best of the series, but it’s a lot better than Echo. This book was enjoyably put together, and the mystery, while not quite as deep as anticipated, was still fulfilling. McDevitt, as usual, keeps the…

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Echo – Jack McDevitt

Alex Benedict #5 Antiquarian Alex Benedict discovers a strange tablet that may be the key to decoding a mystery, but its possessor doesn’t want the mystery solved. I don’t understand why this isn’t the Chase Kolpath series, rather than the Alex Benedict series, since while Alex is the guy in charge, it’s Chase that the books are about. In any case, while just as friendly and readable as McDevitt’s other books, Echo isn’t the best…

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