Finder by Suzanne Palmer

Disclaimer: I received this book from netgalley. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Finder

Author: Suzanne Palmer

Book Series: The Finder Chronicles Book 1

Rating: 2/5

Recommended For…: sci-fi, heist

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Publisher: Indie Published

Pages: 400

Recommended Age: can’t recommend, dnf-ed

Synopsis: Fergus Ferguson has been called a lot of names: thief, con artist, repo man. He prefers the term finder.

His latest job should be simple. Find the spacecraft Venetia’s Sword and steal it back from Arum Gilger, ex-nobleman turned power-hungry trade boss. He’ll slip in, decode the ship’s compromised AI security, and get out of town, Sword in hand.

Fergus locates both Gilger and the ship in the farthest corner of human-inhabited space, a gas-giant-harvesting colony called Cernee. But Fergus’ arrival at the colony is anything but simple. A cable car explosion launches Cernee into civil war, and Fergus must ally with Gilger’s enemies to navigate a field of space mines and a small army of hostile mercenaries. What was supposed to be a routine job evolves into negotiating a power struggle between factions. Even worse, Fergus has become increasingly–and inconveniently–invested in the lives of the locals.

It doesn’t help that a dangerous alien species thought mythical prove unsettlingly real, and their ominous triangle ships keep following Fergus around.

Foolhardy. Eccentric. Reckless. Whatever he’s called, Fergus will need all the help he can get to take back the Sword and maybe save Cernee from destruction in the process.

Review: I had to dnf this book at 42%. It was a bit too disjointed for me and there was a lot going on in the book. The book also didn’t have a lot of world building in my opinion and it was hard to figure out what was going on with the characters when it was near nonstop action.

Verdict: It wasn’t for me but it might be for you!

Blowin’ Smoke by Stacie Boren

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Tom Jeffers is a psychiatrist in small-town Wood, Texas, where gossip flourishes as fast as the crime does.

Officer Brandon Jones and Officer Tanya Bradshaw are determined to clean up the streets of Hawkins County, but Dr. Jeffers stands in their way.

Anastasia is determined to find closure with her past and her family.

The only thing that ties all of them together…ADDICTION

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About the author:
S M Boren is a full-time mother, a licensed LVN, and an all the time book addict. Reading and writing are her biggest hobbies and that includes a love of stories, novels, grammar, and the English language. She grew up in Southeast Texas under chemical plant clouds and families of shift work blues. The people here live in small towns and villages with small-town values and big city problems.