Wedge's Gamble

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Bantam Books, 1996 - Fiction - 357 pages
4 Reviews
Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.
 

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Review: Wedge's Gamble (Star Wars: X-Wing #2)

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[Sometimes I just need to reread the X-Wing books.] Stackpole's plotting remains in the top 5% of the Star Wars EU, and there's plenty of nice character beats in this one. Read full review

Review: Wedge's Gamble (Star Wars: X-Wing #2)

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This series has me hooked, as a Star Wars fan who likes the universe more for the space battles and less for the magical elements of Jedis, this hits a sweet spot for my SW fanboyism! Dogfighting ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 24
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 40
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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Section 47
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About the author (1996)

Science fiction and fantasy author Michael Stackpole was born in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1957. In 1977, he sold his first gaming project to Flying Buffalo Inc. He received a BA in history from the University of Vermont in 1979. Before becoming an author, he was a role-playing and computer game designer. In 1987, FASA Corporation hired him to write the Warrior trilogy of Battletech novels. Besides the Battletech novels, he is best known for his Star Wars and Dragoncrown War Cycle novels.

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