Wednesday, January 2, 2008
A Decent Dose of Mystery - Science Fiction
Seeker, by Jack McDevitt, is a mix of good, old-fashioned science fiction with the mystery/thriller genre. Thousands of years ago, a group of colonists fled Earth, seeking a planet where they would never be found. They succeeded. Then a cup is presented to antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his assistant/pilot Chase Kolpath...a cup that carries the logo of the Seeker, one of two ships taken by those long-ago colonists. Are there any more artifacts out there? Is the COLONY still out there? As Alex and Chase pursue their investigation, someone starts taking potshots at them. Is it the detractors who call them grave-robbers or their competition?
This book has plenty of action, a smidgeon of tech, and a decent amount of character development.