- Title: Odd Girl Out
- Author: Timothy Zahn
- Series: Quadrail #3
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Format: eBook
- Source: Own copy
- Reviewed by: Snarktastic Sonja
- Rating: 4 out of 5
Description: Former government agent Frank Compton can’t catch a break. After a successful mission against the Modhri, the coral polyp-based group mind that is attempting to take over the galaxy, Frank arrives at his New York apartment and has to turn away another request. Young Lorelai Beach points his gun at his face, and asks his help to rescue her sister Rebekah 10 from New Tigris planetary settlement. Only four hours later, her head is half-blown off, and Frank is charged with double murder.
Expert spy Bruce McMicking posts his bail and meets him in New Tigris. Frank’s partner and friend Bayta is human, but her Chahwyn symbiote donates extra stamina, activates sole artifact disabling kwi weapon and links telepathically to their metal Spider creations that run interspace Tube transit and, unable to fight themselves, secretly help fight against Mohdri. Rebekah has to get out – along with boxes of coral – and reach the hidden outpost of rebel Melding to safety.
Review: I am continuing my re-read in preparation for reading the 5th and final book in the series. As it is always hard to write a review for the middle book in a series without spoilers and the overall feeling that you are still in the middle of a story, this review is short and sweet. 🙂
After reading the 2nd book in this series, and being a tad bit disappointed, I happily devoured this one. I really felt as though this one returned to the feel of the first novel in the series. The twists and turns all felt natural and necessary along with the usual non-stop action.
Better than the last – more like the Timothy Zahn I adore . . . this one gets 4 stars again.