- By Kristine Kathryn Rusch


  • Title: Paloma
  • Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • ISBN: 9780451461155
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Paloma As a Retrieval Artist Miles Flint helps the Disappeared saving the lives of those oppressed under the Earth Alliance regime He owes his livelihood and his very sense of honor to a woman known as P

    As a Retrieval Artist, Miles Flint helps the Disappeared, saving the lives of those oppressed under the Earth Alliance regime He owes his livelihood, and his very sense of honor, to a woman known as Paloma It was she who was responsible for setting him on this path and now she has been murdered.Summoned by Paloma s desperate call, Miles reaches her apartment too late ShAs a Retrieval Artist, Miles Flint helps the Disappeared, saving the lives of those oppressed under the Earth Alliance regime He owes his livelihood, and his very sense of honor, to a woman known as Paloma It was she who was responsible for setting him on this path and now she has been murdered.Summoned by Paloma s desperate call, Miles reaches her apartment too late She is already dead, and a seemingly indifferent police force wants no part of Miles s officer of assistance So he undertakes his own investigation and uncovers a link between Paloma s death and the Moon s largest law firm The executives there are known to be ruthless and they have a secret they are clearly willing to kill to protect

    1 thought on “Paloma

    1. My least favourite so far, including book one. But it shifts the story of Miles Flint along nicely, and gives Noelle some romantic interest, so it's not all bad. Once you have started the series, you cannot miss one. None of these books can be considered stand-alones - if you've missed one, you've missed something important. So read it anyway. Just I never really liked Paloma. And this book doesn't make me like her any better!

    2. How well do you know someone?If you find out some damaging information about someone you admired and respected would that change your view of that person?Is justice a zero-sum game?These questions get answered in a surprising fashion from Paloma: Book 5 of the Retrieval Artist Series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I have decided to read and review the entire series here on the website and I must write it has been an absolute pleasure following the adventures of Miles Flint, the Retrieval Artist and [...]

    3. Starts off with a bang but eventually gets talky. I enjoy the futuristic world of the "Retrieval Artist" and Miles Flint is a sympathetic if uncomplicated hard-edged detective. This novel, fifth in the series, has less of an alien presence than the first four, however. It eventually reminded me of the cheap 1950's SF movies where, where due to budget constraints, you don't get to see the monster until the last two minutes.

    4. I read the short story "The Retrieval Artist" first, and though I don't usually read series books out of order, I tried this one. I thought it was dull, really. Too much unnecessary description, too much repetition. I can't even remember the name of the cop investigating Paloma's murder, but he reminded me of Inspector Javert from "Les Miserables", bound and determined that Flint is the chief suspect even though there's very little evidence of his involvement that isn't circumstantial. As for th [...]

    5. Paloma is the fifth installment in the Retrieval Artists, a science fiction mystery series following former detective Miles Flint. The series starts with The Disappeared, but since each book is a stand alone mystery, you could theoretically read them independently.Miles Flint used to be a detective working for the police force of Armstrong, a domed city on the moon. Then he bought a business from a woman named Paloma and became a retrieval artist, someone who goes looking for people who’ve gon [...]

    6. Plot: Miles Flint is a Retrieval Artist, living on the Moon and helping to find the Disappeared who've been forced into hiding by the Earth Alliance regime. When his friend and mentor, Paloma, is brutally murdered, Flint takes it upon himself to investigate.Thoughts: Once again, I've managed to jump into the middle of a series. And once again, this has left me a little confused about certain things (especially The Disappeared, considering Flint doesn't spend any time working as a Retrieval Artis [...]

    7. Summary: Another really enjoyable murder mystery hard core science fiction romp. Great atmosphere, fascinating universe, culture, aliens etc. I've given this book 5 stars, its not significantly better than the others in this series, but 4 stars doesn't really do it justicePlotline: Fantastic stuff. We have to relearn everything about Paloma after her brutal murder, and the whole plot is brilliantly thought out and executedPremise: A fascinating possible future, a great universe with more to lear [...]

    8. I liked this book in the series more than some others because the characters, Miles especially, seem to be more comfortable in their new roles and are starting to act accordingly. This means the story makes more sense in how it plays out because the characters' actions are more believable (for them as characters). It also concentrates more on the actions of humans rather than aliens, and the human actions probably will not surprise anyone. I didn't even mind, as a lawyer, that it made lawyers ou [...]

    9. Ah the revealing of Paloma. I like Paloma. When I first read this book and the next book, The Recovery Man, I felt very betrayed and disillusioned by Paloma. Yet as I continued on in the series I found myself liking Paloma again. As I reread this as my husband reads this series I find Paloma ' s character more real. Miles at times feels too perfect. He doesn't always feel organic, in the later novels Talia helps. Paloma feels real. Her choices, while not ideal feel organic and real. They feel de [...]

    10. As others have mentioned, this 5th book in the series is also my least favourite of the series so far. Nonetheless, it does progress the continuing evolution and development of the main characters and hence remains important to the whole series. Paloma was never a major person of interest to me in the earlier books, and did not become interesting after her death in this one - she was just a plot device for poor old suffering Miles to deal with yet another betrayal. Meh. I hope this isnt the begi [...]

    11. Another great book in Rusch's "Retrieval Artist" series. This is the 5th book in the series and her writing is taut, her characters engaging and the plot is compelling. It is the best science fiction/mystery series that I have ever read. She continues to amaze me with her creative skills in keeping the stories fresh and not trite in a somewhat limited setting. A wholly enjoyable read that is hard to put down, at least for the SF fan. I look forward to her next effort.

    12. I loved this one, but even as an international lawyer, I found some of it dragged with the focus on the more technical, non-crisis issues. It was an important book for the series, for the character development that it represents, and I'll be glad for it later on, as Miles and Noelle and Ki continue to grow and become more real people, but as a single book, it suffered from some of that detailed approach.

    13. This is a "Retrieval Artist" novel. I read the paperback edition, and noticed quite a few editing errors that were distracting. The plot is thin. The story seems unlikely, as are the characters and the interpersonal relationships that are described in the story. The book was not as good as some of the author's previous works, but better than some others. I did not enjoy the book, and I would not recommend it.

    14. Another great continuation of the series, and only two more to go. This time, Miles Flint takes on a legal firm when he discovers that they are hiding something. Not much here about alien cultures and their interactions with humans like some of the previous novels--this is more about detective work and a little legal wrangling.Rating: PG-13, mild language, a couple of violent/gory scenes.

    15. This one book hooked me on the entire series. I have found 3 total and am looking for the others to read and own. I really enjoyed the matter of fact realistic view of the future. I have read it several times and I still enjoy it. Date finished is the last time I read it.

    16. This was the first book of the series that I read. I enjoyed every page of it, and rushed out to buy up the earlier volumes, and eagerly awaited the next ones in the series. I love Rusch's RA world. (Or to be more precise, Moon)

    17. Wow, very cool to learn so much about Paloma - even though I was so disappointed in the person she was in the past. Rusch does a great job of emotionally investing the reader in the story and the pace is brisk, never dragging.

    18. Probably my least favorite installment. I enjoyed the various revelations about Paloma and their effects on Miles. However, I do feel that the book devolved into a lot of tell rather than show toward the end. I will still continue with the series.The audiobook narrator is excellent.

    19. Another solid entry in the Retrieval Artist series. Good story, some character exploration, and a meaty murder mystery solved with good old detective work. And lasers.

    20. I don't know why I keep reading this series. It's just pulp fiction on the moon.But, meh, I like the pulps.

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