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The Recovery Man's Bargain: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel

Retrieval Artist Universe

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Hadad Yu “recovers” things for a living. Things, not people, not animals. Things. Until he gets in trouble and must work for the alien Gyonnese. They want a person to answer for her crimes, and they want to use Yu to get her. He reluctantly agrees, and sets off events that will change his life and the lives around him forever. A companion piece to Recovery Man, The Recovery Man’s Bargain explores the motivations of one of the stranger characters in the Retrieval Artist universe.

“Rusch’s story is a powerful and engaging exploration of the pitfalls of moral compromise.”
—SF Gospel

“… has a Golden Age vibe … (an) impressive tale.”
—Tangent Online

“Rusch has constructed a disturbing psychological SFnal crime thriller, set in a universe where powerful corporations and individuals can twist the laws to their own profit. Haddad Yu is a well-realized and complex character…”
—Internet Review of Science Fiction

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is the author of over ninety novels, seven of which were set in the Retrival Artist world. She had won and been nominated for just about every award in mystery and science fiction and fantasy. She won the Hugo Award for her writing and her editing and the Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award three times. She writes fantasty romance under the name Kristine Grayson and a hardboilded mystery series under the name Kris Nelscott.

Customer Reviews

Great Companion to Recovery Man

This short story is fun in that it gives an alternate perspective on the Retrieval Artist novel "Recovery Man". But you should definitely read the novel first.

The Recovery Man's Bargain: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: May 30, 2010
  • Publisher: WMG Publishing
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 121 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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