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Kris and Crew, in the process of hunting pirates and preparing to investigate the problem announced by the Iteechee, get involved in a Grenfeld problem.
One they can’t walk away from, as a certain 12 year old girl, namely Abby’s niece Cara, is right in the middle of it.
So Kris must help her longtime enemy, destroy a pirate nest, rescue a youngling and do it all without setting off a war with the unstable Grenfeld empire.
This was fluff. The badguys aren’t even really “badguys”, just a bunch of wannabe warlords. Vicky Grenfeld gets all pally with Kris. Cara acts like a spoiled brat and is put in a VERY dangerous situation because of it.
Oh, and the author keeps Cara from really experiencing what would have happened to her if she HAD been kidnapped by pirates. I’m not a fan of violence against children, at all, but this was so blatant, so pathetic on the authors part that it completely turned me off.
Everything goes as Kris plans, she wins, they lose. Rah, rah, rah. Yeah, not too excited or anything about this book. I hope the next book picks things up or it will turn into a snooze-fest.
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Author: Mike Shepherd
Kris Longknife #8