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Spectra by Joanne Elder opens with a mining expedition unearthing a strange collection of light based life forms. The crew present will be forever affected by what they discovered.
Most of the book, though, takes place a few years later. The crew have gone their separate ways. The death of one of those crew members, sparks an investigation that puts everyone else in danger.
Spectra reads like a conspiracy thriller wrapped up in a science fiction / speculative fiction setting. The first two thirds of the book are fast paced. Life on Mars is imagined in a well-rounded, believable fashion, enhancing the nail biting action scenes.
The pacing, though, falters in the last third. As the book is wrapping up for a conclusion it seems to get bogged down in minutiae.
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Comment #1: Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 11:43:23
Thanks for reviewing!
Comment #2: Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 22:44:14