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The book has a good mystery story along with sci-fi elements which keep you hooked.
The characters are well developed and even interesting, but the plot itself is so lame and the premise behind it is so preachy I found it often annoying.
Polaris is recommended to anyone who enjoys McDevitt's work or just to anyone interested in an easy page-turner.
Jack McDevitt is a skilled but uneven storyteller. His best work is found in his series of novels featuring Priscilla Hutchins. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TChris
This was a cool Alex Benedict novel, the third I’ve read, though I’m reading them out of sequence. But I digress…. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scotman's Critic's Corner
I love this author and have read a majority of his novels. Anyone reading his stories are likely to find themselves unable to put down the book.Published 9 months ago by Aparicio, JL
It's ultimately an archaeology based mystery but set in a space opera. Well written with a couple of nice twists.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
An enjoyable story but the book was more than half over before I felt truly involved. Not one of the better Alex Benedict storiesPublished 9 months ago by Greg
This was an early read in my McDevitt habit for me, and the book that hooked me into his fiction. Read accordingly. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stephen Mann
Really very enjoyable. McDevitt is excellent at blending Sf and mystery. I recommend this and the rest if the series. I've bought and read all of them.Published 10 months ago by infrequent
First off: I actually listened to the audible version, it's less expensive to buy kindle the audio, than just audible. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Hosta Fan