Katherine Katt, #11
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Penguin Group
Date of Publication: May 5, 2015
Number of pages: 544
Cover Artist: Daniel Dos Santos
Life's never easy...
The Mastermind has finally been identified, but before Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini can take him down, they, their daughter Jamie, Charles Reynolds, Paul Gower, Christopher White, and several others are zapped out of their solar system and into another.
Landing in scattered groups on various areas of Beta Eight in the Alpha Centauri system means getting the team back together will be a major issue. But it's only one of the challenges they'll face. Kitty and Company have to forge alliances with the wide variety of sentient natives on the planet while plotting to create a civil war and overthrow the king - who just may be a clone of one of their bitterest enemies, Ronaldo Al Dejahl.
Of course, to do this, they have to overcome an assortment of dangerous obstacles, protect a group of refugees, take mind reading lessons, and seek out unexpected new allies as they journey to the Centerpoint of the world.
And once they reach the All Seeing Mountain, new issues and surprises await. Because there's more than a small war going on - they're in the midst of the Alpha Centauri Civil War!
It's hard for me to believe that this is book 11 of the Katherine Katt series by Gini Koch. I first discovered the series via the cover artist, Daniel Dos Santos, but I didn't actually give the books a try until I saw them highlighted on another blog. I read the first book and was thrilled with it! I had to quickly get the others and then binge read the next 6 books. I've been hooked ever since.
To anyone who has been reading this series, this book takes us back to the Alpha Centauri system. But it's not for old home week. Nope, Kitty and the crew land on Beta Eight, separated and facing a solar system wide civil war. Or as she call's it, Business as Usual. As per usual Kitty plows ahead, making unusual friends of both people and animals everywhere she goes. I love that the action and mystery continue to be a bold combination that keeps you immersed in this interesting world.
If you haven't read anything else in the series, this is probably NOT a good place to start. After all, we have had 10 books of investigation and speculation into who the Ultimate Evil Mastermind is. Trust me, you want the build up to get to this point, and it's all relevant in getting here.
This series continues to intrigue me, wondering where it will go next. I enjoy the fast pace of the story, the witty banter and even the sarcasm knob being at 11 most of the time. *wink* I can't wait to see what Kitty is up to next. This series has become one of my favorite guilty pleasures; action packed with plenty of geek references for my nerdy little heart. I am giving this book 5 stars.
Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin for the opportunity to read and review the book.