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Title: The Vastalimi Gambit
Series: Cutter’s Wars #2
Author: Steve Perry
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Doc and Kay the Vastalimi, have returned to her home world to investigate a new plague that seems to be randomly killing various Vastalimi.
The rest of Cutter’s Crew puts out a little brushfire of a situation and then heads to Vastalimi to help out Doc and Kay.
And the incorruptible Vastalimi police force is involved *eye roll*
After my initial rapture with the first book, I was all set to love this as well. However, either Perry’s writing dropped a lot OR I used my brains and not my gun loving to read this one.
Sadly, this was just plain mediocre. Cutter’s whole crew should have been involved from the get go, not 3/4 of the way through. There was a LOT of profanity [which I don’t remember from the first book, but it might have been there] and I dropped a full star for interspecies sex [albeit non-graphic].
There was lots of skulking, posturing and the occasional chase/fight/shootout/whatever, but it seemed very blase to me. I’m not sure why but this book just didn’t click with me like the first book did. If a 3rd book ever gets written I’ll probably read it but I won’t be waiting for it, counting the days, etc, etc.