- Mass Market Paperback: 231 pages
- Publisher: Ace; First Edition edition (October 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 044100105X
- ISBN-13: 978-0441001057
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,282,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bodyguard Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1994
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More About the Author
Dietz grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for half a year, and has traveled to six continents.
Dietz has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, television producer and Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company. Dietz is a member of the Writer's Guild and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
He and his wife live near Gig Harbor Washington where they enjoy traveling, kayaking, and reading books. For more information about William C. Dietz and his work visit: williamcdietz.com
Top Customer Reviews
What sets Bodyguard apart from most science-fiction is the book's heart. I can't remember the last time I read an action-driven story (sci-fi or other) with characters as well-drawn as these. I defy anyone who picks up the book not to feel pity for the hero, Max - a one-time efficient military man reduced to scrounging for living due to a head wound. And the novel is sprinkled throughout with little character moments which set the book apart.
Most science-fiction, being plot driven, doesn't bother with defining the characters. They are just there to move the story. Not so with Dietz and certainly not with Bodyguard. It is one of the best novels I've read in years and I can't recommend it highly enough. The same goes for the rest of Dietz's work especially Where The Ships Are and, of course, the Legion Of The Damned series. Bodyguard is a great read!
I've enjoyed Dietz for a couple years and reached back into this 1994 story. It has the mega story markings of `early Dietz-world' and presents an alternative brain box biased technology stranded for lack of FTL tech in the system of Sol.
As novel theory goes, this early Dietz is yeoman work. Dietz was trained or edited well. There's no amateur author errors to be easily seen in Bodyguard. This earlier Dietz might be a better technical work then his later efforts and not to diminish his later work.
From Marine, to work to writer with a first mid-career book for most folks followed by the soiree to full time writer without limits is impressive.
A quick read, Bodyguard is an action packed, twisty-turny sci-fi tale that falls well within my 5-star criteria.
Great characters, a compelling story, and questions to ponder. All in all a great read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have read it before and still fun to read again. Dietz books are always fun to read and well written.Published 2 months ago by Stephen
But I wish it had ended differently. I grew attached to the big lug. But the plot was good. Thanks, Deitz.Published 4 months ago by JannieinVA
William Dietz always provides a fast moving and interesting read. I look forward to reading more of his work.Published 5 months ago by Harry R.
I discovered Dietz after reading his Hitman book, and I must say Bodyguard was entertaining. It takes place on one planet where the lower you go, the more disturbing it gets, then... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gregory Smith
There are days when I feel like this book describes, that of a person who is living with only part of the brain working. I hope my ending is better than his.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer