Close Contact

Close Contact

Paperback - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
When the Bureau of Alien Affairs discovers that she has skills and psi abilities unlike no other Genetically Engineered Person, Echo Adams, forced to become a special agent, is sent to Madrea where she must hunt for a stolen quartz crystal and eliminate the bad guys. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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Close Contact—the second Alien Affairs adventure (following Close Encounters) from exciting newcomer Katherine Allred—is a winning blend of science fiction and passionate love story that will send fans of Linnea Sinclair and Anne McCaffrey over the moon! This terrific futuristic tale of a party girl-turned-intergalactic secret agent with extraordinary abilities seamlessly combines exotic locations, never-before-seen alien species, diplomatic relations, a sexy hero, and a romance that is almost too good to be true.



Publisher: New York : EOS, 2010
ISBN: 9780061672439
0061672432
Branch Call Number: SciFic Allred Pbk
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 18 cm

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Wendi_Rogers
Nov 16, 2011

Echo Adams enjoyed her job as an event coordinator for diplomats. She did not enjoy her life being turned upside-down because her biological, genetic designer thought he was God. In her new role as “super spy” Adams must discover what her abilities actually are – no one has a clue – before the abilities kill her while saving a solar system from a mad (mentally and emotionally) atom-scale entities living in a giant quartz crystal. And, she falls in love with the local king’s man-at-arms. Plus, there is that inter-galactic war brewing and is somehow connected to the situation Adams finds herself on a technology-banned planet. The first thing I had problems with was the story is told from a first-person point-of-view. I am told this is common in paranormal romance, which I normally do not read because of the poorly-done, first-person point-of-view. Adams is an interesting character, but she gives in to easy. Once she understands her abilities, I don’t think she appreciates the danger she is in from the powers-that-be. Her new employment at the end of the novel is not because she has the talent, which she has, but because her supervisor wants to keep her close and under his thumb. The hero and love interest, Reynard du’Marr, is a man of his techo-phobic environment and is quite well done. The science fiction components and romance components are smooth and flow well. Good read after you get past the first 3 chapters. Close Encounters is a better book.

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Titania
Oct 12, 2010

Love this series! The first novel is called Close Encounters. which details encounters with the Buri.

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