April 21st, 2019


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Bitter Angels, by C. L. Anderson

Second paragraph of third chapter:
So, I lingered with my family. David made a his classic slow-recovery breakfast: waffles with butter and maple syrup, or ice cream, if you wanted it, which the kids invariably did, except for Jo who ate her waffles naked to prove one of her more esoteric points. Don’t ask me which one. There was also bacon, and stewed apples. Not even Jo turned those down. I drank a third cup of coffee while talking about nothing much with the kids.
Gritty complex far-future espionage story, whose heroine is recalled from retirement with her young family to investigate the disappearance of an old frenemy. I found it all a bit too complex and the characters not all that attractive. I know some people liked it more than me. Author better known as Sarah Zettel. You can get it here.

This was my top unread book acquired in 2012. Next on that pile is Sovereign, by R.M. Meluch.