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Retribution falls : tales of the Ketty Jay

Author: Chris Wooding
Publisher: London : Indigo, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fast, furious, tongue-in-cheek SF romp.

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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Young adult works
Teen fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Wooding
ISBN: 9781780620565 178062056X
OCLC Number: 755072676
Notes: Originally published: London: Gollancz, 2009.
Awards: Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2010
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
Contents: [Frey is the leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of smugglers, occasional pirates and sometime fraudsters. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, existing on the fringes of the empire, avoiding the attention of the Union Navy. With two ragged fighter craft and a small cargo ship on the verge of falling apart, he and his gang run contraband, rob ships and generally make a nuisance of themselves. So a hot tip on a cargo barque loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck ...right up until, on their opening salvo, the whole thing explodes. Suddenly Frey isn't a nuisance anymore --
he's public enemy number one with the Union on his tail and contractors hired to take him down. Including his oldest and deadliest rival, Frey's ex-wife. But something about the explosion doesn't make sense. The barque must have been rigged to blow, and Frey's been framed to take the fall.But if he wants to prove it, he's going to have to catch the real culprit --
and that means heading into the heart of the Union, and following a trail through the criminal underworld that could ultimately lead to the very top. It's going to take all his criminal talents to prove he's not a criminal ...]
Responsibility: by Chris Wooding.

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Short-listed for the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award "If Robert Louis Stevenson and Patrick O'Brian had teamed up to write a rollicking fantasy, Chris Wooding's Retribution Falls would be the result. Read more...

 
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