Ambassador 1: Seeing Red
Book 1, Ambassador
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24 October 2114: the day that shocked the world.
Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial.
Cory was meant to start work as a representative to Gamra, the alien organisation that governs the FTL transport network, but now his new job may well be scrapped in anger.
Worse, as Earth uses military force to stop any extraterrestrials coming or leaving, as 200,000 extraterrestrial humans are trapped on Earth, as the largest army in the galaxy prepares to free them by force, only Cory has the experience, language skills and contacts to solve the crime.
But he's broke, out of a job and a long way from Earth.
Ambassador Seeing Red
Great book and a wonderful cast of characters. Very fun and thrilling. I look forward to reading the rest of the books.
Fast pace Sci-Fi fantasy with interesting characters and lots of twists and turns. I found Patty Jansen on BookBub and enjoyed the Watcher's Web series, so I took a shot at Ambassador and I'm glad I did. I like that it's set in the same world but told from a new angle. Lots more to explore! Great summer reading for any Sci- Fi fan. Just picked up the 5 Book set!
Promising, but difficult to fully enjoy
I liked Ambassador 1. It had good pacing, an interesting milieau, and an entertaining plot. It was the sort of way read you want for a little escapist entertainment.
It was far from great, though. I struggled throughout with the characters, which were one dimensional and too often were simply unbelievable. In particular, the protagonist went stumbling from one bad situation to the next, somehow surviving on dumb luck and the help of his apparent enemies. He exhibits none of the expertise, connections or political savvy that I would expect of someone in his position. In addition, the characterization struck me as more suited to a stereotyped feminine character, and I found that I had to constantly remind myself that he was, in fact, a male-gendered character.
Overall, I hope to see more from this author, but I also hope to see growth in her all as a storyteller.