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Kangaroo too
Author(s):
Chen, Curtis C.,
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9781250081896

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First edition.
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308 pages ; 25 cm
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"Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline and intrigue in this unique outer space adventure. On the way home from his latest mission, secret agent Kangaroo's spacecraft is wrecked by a rogue mining robot. The agency tracks the bot back to the Moon, where a retired asteroid miner--code named 'Clementine'--might have information about who's behind the sabotage. Clementine will only deal with Jessica Chu, Kangaroo's personal physician and a former military doctor once deployed in the asteroid belt. Kangaroo accompanies Jessica as a courier, smuggling Clementine's payment of solid gold in the pocket universe that only he can use. What should be a simple infiltration is hindered by the nearly one million tourists celebrating the anniversary of the first Moon landing. And before Kangaroo and Jessica can make contact, Lunar authorities arrest Jessica for the murder of a local worker. Jessica won't explain why she met the victim in secret or erased security footage that could exonerate her. To make things worse, a sudden terror attack puts the whole Moon under lockdown. Now Kangaroo alone has to get Clementine to talk, clear Jessica's name, and stop a crooked scheme which threatens to ruin approximately one million vacations. But old secrets are buried on the Moon, and digging up the past will make Kangaroo's future very complicated"-- Provided by publisher.
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Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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Summary

Summary

Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo , Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline and intrigue in this unique outer space adventure.

On the way home from his latest mission, secret agent Kangaroo's spacecraft is wrecked by a rogue mining robot. The agency tracks the bot back to the Moon, where a retired asteroid miner--code named "Clementine" --might have information about who's behind the sabotage.

Clementine will only deal with Jessica Chu, Kangaroo's personal physician and a former military doctor once deployed in the asteroid belt. Kangaroo accompanies Jessica as a courier, smuggling Clementine's payment of solid gold in the pocket universe that only he can use.

What should be a simple infiltration is hindered by the nearly one million tourists celebrating the anniversary of the first Moon landing. And before Kangaroo and Jessica can make contact, Lunar authorities arrest Jessica for the murder of a local worker.

Jessica won't explain why she met the victim in secret or erased security footage that could exonerate her. To make things worse, a sudden terror attack puts the whole Moon under lockdown. Now Kangaroo alone has to get Clementine to talk, clear Jessica's name, and stop a crooked scheme which threatens to ruin approximately one million vacations.

But old secrets are buried on the Moon, and digging up the past will make Kangaroo's future very complicated...


Author Notes

CURTIS C. CHEN graduated from Viable Paradise (instructors included NYT bestseller John Scalzi) and attended Clarion West (instructors included World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner John Crowley and Hugo/Nebula winner James Patrick Kelly). His short fiction has appeared in "Daily Science Fiction" and SNAFU and will be featured in Baen's MISSION: TOMORROW . On top of all that, he's a former software engineer and once built a cat-feeding robot. He lives in Vancouver, Washington.


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Booklist Review

Everyone's favorite spy with the ability to open a pocket of space is back! Kangaroo is at it again in the space spy game with a mission on the moon. An informant, Gladys, has come forward with information about a rogue attack. However, she'll only speak to Dr. Jessica Chu, Kangaroo's coworker. Once on the moon, what seems like an easy mission is quickly complicated by the arrest of Dr. Chu on the charge of murder. Kangaroo has a lot working against him on this particular mission. However, he handles it with a lighthearted ease, charm, and some skill. Plus, he keeps his sense of humor throughout the mission. The flippant humor of Kangaroo lightens the mood of what could be a gritty, international spy (à la James Bond) novel. An intrigue- and espionage-filled mystery set in space, with a captivating lead and a fast-paced plot that will fit the needs of lovers of genre fiction.--Whitmore, Emily Copyright 2017 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Chen's sequel to Waypoint Kangaroo, as smart and sassy as its title character, forges mystery and hard science into a rousing tale of interplanetary intrigue. Earth operative Kangaroo-so called because of the invisible "pocket," or hyperspace shunt, from which he magically retrieves the tools of his trade-has traveled to the moon to collect data on his recently sabotaged mission in an asteroid belt. Then his personal physician, surgeon Jessica Chu, is implicated in a murder. Jessica's reticence to disclose details of her possible involvement in the death leads Kangaroo to investigate, and he stumbles on several discoveries about a doctor who once performed outrageous medical experiments on him in hopes of understanding his unique talents. This seeming detour has direct bearing on the tumultuous complications that follow. Chen steers his well-wrought mystery into a succession of revelations that give it relentless momentum. Kangaroo is an affable antihero, and his relationships with the colleagues whom his antics exasperate provide solid ground for future adventures to build on. Agent: Sam Morgan, Foundry Literary + Media. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

The irrepressible secret agent Kangaroo, introduced in Waypoint Kangaroo, must investigate when his teammate Jessica is accused of murder. Fans of sf/mystery blends with plenty of snarky humor will want this sequel.-MM © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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