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by Chris Bunch

The Scoundrel Worlds (Star Risk #2) download ebook
ISBN:
0451459369
ISBN13:
978-0451459367
Author:
Chris Bunch
Publisher:
Roc (August 5, 2003)
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1213 kb
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Science Fiction
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Rating:
4.6

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Christopher R. "Chris" Bunch (22 December 1943 – 4 July 2005) was an American science fiction, fantasy and television writer, who wrote and co-wrote about thirty novels.

Christopher R. Born in Fresno, California, he collaborated with Allan Cole on a series of books involving a hero named Sten in a galactic empire. Bunch served in Vietnam as a patrol commander.

The Scoundrel Worlds: Book Two of the Star Risk Series. Two opposing worlds are neck and neck in the championships, and lately the game’s been a killer

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The Scoundrel Worlds.

Star Risk, Ltd, a specially trained mercenary outfit seeking fame and fortune, must travel to the planet Trimalchio IV to stand guard over a skyball game between two opposing worlds that has erupted in violence and murder. Original.
Reviews:
  • Viashal
This book presents us with some more “A-team in space” adventures. The reference to A-team is of course a rather loose one. Star Risk is more violent (people get killed), less benevolent and not really on the run from some crime that they were set up to take the fall for. They are however a likable bunch of scoundrels working to resolve the tasks they were hired for in various imaginative ways.

I do not know why the text in the book blurb was chosen for this book. It is like whoever wrote it never read the book but just opened a few random pages and then put together some text. Yes there is a very short part in the beginning of the book about Skyball but that part is but a fraction of the book. The main story is a quite different one and much more interesting. In the main story we get to follow Star Risk when they free a falsely (maybe) accused person from death row and prevents a war between two systems at the same time.

I generally liked this book more than the first one in the series. Star Risk is less amateurish in their work, the humor is better and in general the author seems to be more confident in his writing. The conversation between the members, I especially like Grok, are sometimes quite funny and the action is not bad.

The story itself is fairly light but okay. It ties the various action sequences together in a reasonable manner and is not too full of holes and unbelievable elements. On the whole it was an enjoyable book to read. After the first book I decided that I was going to read one more book in the series but I was not sure whether I was going to read the entire series. After this book I think I will probably continue to read all the books in the series.
  • Nightscar
Great series ! I've read them all. Go thru again.
  • Der Bat
Trimalchio IV is the home base of Star Risk, Ltd., a mercenary outfit headed by Friedrich Von Baldur that takes on unusual cases and political hot potatoes. Von Baldur went AWOL from the military arm of the Alliance to escape his court martial. Other members of the group include Jasmine King (an operative who might be a robot), Grok (a Chewbacca looking alien), and Riss (who quit the Allied Service after squaring off with her lecherous commanding officer).
The former premier of the Planet Dampier hires the team to free an intelligence officer accused of selling state secrets to the Torguth homeworld. Both Dampier and Torguth claim the Belfort worlds even though the former currently controls them. The ex-premier believes that there is still a highly placed mole in the government and he wants Star Risk to catch the culprit. Once they arrive on Dampier they are immediately caught up in the politics and espionage shenanigans of the planet and must hire mercenaries to guard their own backs if they want to live to free an innocent man and catch the traitor.
The members of Star Risk are a lovable bunch of misfits who use self-deprecating humor to keep from taking themselves too seriously. Though some supporting items seem familiar such as the skyball game they play seems Harry Potter like and Grok the Chewbacca intellect, these elements are actually fresh and different once the reader clears the surface. The world of Dampier is a treacherous place, particularly suited to the battle-hardened mercenaries who meet force with even more force. Chris Bunch is one of the top authors of military space operas.
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  • Dream
Star Risk, the first book in this series introduced a handful of characters that seemed to provide a good foundation for an entertaining space series.
Unfortunately Scoundrel Worlds departed from what made the first Star Risk book interesting and glossed over much of the development in the plot. Good story lines, just not well executed.
I was left with many why's in this book and it didn't seem to flow. The main characters seem to blend together and the story ended in a whimper.
I hope Bunch goes back to the drawing board and reworks the plots to develop the characters and flesh out the battle scenes.