Jack McDevitt is a skilled but uneven storyteller. His best work is found in his series of novels featuring Priscilla Hutchins. While the Hutchins series tends to be . The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and curious thousands of light-years from Earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon . Minor Spoiler Alert! Polaris is second of Jack McDevitt’s series of novels about Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath – and it is probably the best of.

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Our intrepid dealer in pricey artifacts manages to pick up a few choice items, only to find that someone is mysteriously tracking them down from all his clients. I only have one issue with the story – and it is something that bothers me in general about writing.

One tends to mcdeviyt by the end, because it is rather a long book, how much of it jacck set up at the beginning as perfectly normal narrative. Includes an exclusive introduction by author Jack McDevitt. She needed more animation.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

The End of All Things 3: Nearly sixty years before the beginning of the book, it was one of the ships that traveled from Rimway to witness the death of the star Delta Karpis as it was smashed through by a white dwarf.

The main characters are like a really, really dense version of Sherlock and Holmes, you’ll figure out the gist of what happened to the Polaris’ crew about pages before they do.



Si je devais pinailler encore je dirais que la fin m’a paru un peu trop November pilaris, Imprint: This was my first and probably last McDevitt novel. With all this history between Alex Benedict and life back here on Earth, there are bound to be so many cool mysteries to explore.

Ratings and Reviews 1 11 star ratings 1 reviews. What if there’s a conspiracy to keep a Big Secret?

I’m currently reviewing novels, but I hope to get jacck to movies soon. But this is just the Mary Celeste done with a high-tech motivation and on multiple worlds.

Only Jon can protect humans from their enemies. Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting.

Only one caveat for me Trivia About Polaris Alex Ben This is a mack of novels that need not be read in order, as there is no real development from one to the next.

Becoming intrigued, Alex discovers that others connected with the vanished passengers also disappeared under unexplained circumstances.

Polaris (Alex Benedict, #2) by Jack McDevitt

I really quite enjoyed this one too, but some of the basic facts that the plot rests upon don’t bear too much examination.

Part of the group protests were also part pplaris the crew of the Polaris. I especially liked Chase disagreeing with Alex at the end and separating herself from him, giving us some real individuality in the character.

We set no limits to human endeavor. An alien species has vowed a holy war to eliminate all humans, jac, on Earth or wherever they might run. What if some really weird events keep happening around you, your artifacts, and your friends? The US president wants Jon dead and is willing to sacrifice his own people to eliminate Jon. Publisher’s Summary Sixty years ago, the space yacht Polaris was found deserted, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery.


Humanity has sprawled out and formed a loose Confederacy, but it seems to have stopped there. How do you stage a mutiny when you’re only awake one day in a million? A Plague of Giants. That’s because it is! And they are willing to work for it.

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Mar 04, Doug Armstrong rated it liked it Recommends it for: Some reviewers suggested this was an improvement; Jakc did not find that it mattered much. But, every time she encountered another female she had to think about her looks compared to the other woman. This is an example of a more general malaise that perplexed me about humanity in Kack.

He also researches stories to find new objects and this book starts when objects from the space ship Polaris is exhibited.

Fiction Book Review: POLARIS by Jack McDevitt, Author . Ace $ (p) ISBN

I can even relate to the background characters. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. In this series View all Book 3. These stories are all mysteries first and science fiction second and that is really what drives them. It’s mcdevitf hedge against interstellar war – and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.