The Third Claw of God

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 100 pages
18 Reviews

Andrea Cort became a "war criminal" at the age of eight when an unexplained darkness invaded her soul.

Now, decades later, the Devil is calling her.

Employed by the Diplomatic Corps but secretly aiding the AI masters of the universe, Counselor Andrea Cort despises the powerful Bettelhines—unrepentant death merchants who have prospered from the annihilation of civilizations. Now curiosity compels her to answer a cryptic summons to their home world, where the only law is Bettelhine law. But a murder attempt greets her arrival at Xana's orbital entry port—and far graver peril awaits aboard the elevator transport meant to carry Andrea to the planet's surface.

Trapped miles above Xana—surrounded by suspicious Bettelhines, their slavishly loyal retainers . . . and a corpse liquefied by a 15,000-year-old weapon—Andrea must unmask an assassin or die an equally hideous death. But the true reason for her summons—and sordid secrets weaving through her own dark past—threaten to destroy Andrea Cort more completely than the Claw of God.

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User Review  - rondoctor - LibraryThing

This is more of a mystery novel, classic whodunnit, than scifi. The plot is set in the distant future. The only scifi in it involves the role of imagined advanced technologies as weapons. Starts slow and climaxes only in the last 30 pages or so. Intriguing reading but not exactly a page turner. Read full review

Review: The Third Claw of God (Andrea Cort #2)

User Review  - Joerg Grau - Goodreads

Excellent continuation of the Andrea Cort series, focusing on the brooding heroine of the series. As always with Mister Castro, the writing is excellent and the insights into human nature are concise ... Read full review

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