Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kangaroo Too (and Giveaway)

Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline and intrigue in this unique outer space adventure.

On the way home from his latest mission, secret agent Kangaroo’s spacecraft is wrecked by a rogue mining robot. The agency tracks the bot back to the Moon, where a retired asteroid miner―code named “Clementine” ―might have information about who’s behind the sabotage.

Clementine will only deal with Jessica Chu, Kangaroo’s personal physician and a former military doctor once deployed in the asteroid belt. Kangaroo accompanies Jessica as a courier, smuggling Clementine’s payment of solid gold in the pocket universe that only he can use.

What should be a simple infiltration is hindered by the nearly one million tourists celebrating the anniversary of the first Moon landing. And before Kangaroo and Jessica can make contact, Lunar authorities arrest Jessica for the murder of a local worker.

Jessica won’t explain why she met the victim in secret or erased security footage that could exonerate her. To make things worse, a sudden terror attack puts the whole Moon under lockdown. Now Kangaroo alone has to get Clementine to talk, clear Jessica’s name, and stop a crooked scheme which threatens to ruin approximately one million vacations.

But old secrets are buried on the Moon, and digging up the past will make Kangaroo’s future very complicated...

I have been keeping an eye out for this sequel and clearly dropped the ball in the last couple months because its release has snuck up on me! Kangaroo Too is out June 20th, (that's next week people!) and I am so incredibly grateful to have received an ARC just in time to review for its release.

Waypoint Kangaroo was a fantastically fun read, it had a few bumps, but I knew I wanted to keep track of Curtis C. Chen's writing after reading his first novel, and as much as I enjoyed book 1, Kangaroo Too definitely blows it out of the water.

You can always count on Kangaroo to have a sarcastic comment in attempts to lighten the mood, but in this case, even he is rendered speechless. He's as hilarious as ever, and just as awkwardly heroic as he kicks up his improvisation skills into high gear in attempts to rescue Jessica Chu from her own stubbornness. 

I'm a sucker for hard crime mystery novels, and mixed in with a sic-fi space opera? That's one giant win for me!

I guessed at a few things and never thought I'd ever turn out to be right, (I'll admit one detail I was hugely mistaken about...) but even with my excellent detective skills, (they're not that excellent...) every reveal was a shocking surprise. I was absolutely hooked from beginning to end.

Now, right now, I have my hands on one gorgeous hardcover, (courtesy of Justin with St Martins Press- Everyone say THANK YOU JUSTIN!), and even though it physically pains me to separate myself from this book, Curtis C. Chen had to go and write that damn acknowledgements page about telling a friend or two and passing along word about his book... So, I'm giving this copy away.

Yes, I will give you a this copy of Kangaroo Too

How do you win? Easy. Spread the word! Tweet or Facebook (and tag me- AT TheMsBurkhead for both sites) about the upcoming release of Kangaroo Too and tell us what your #OutbackCodename would be if you were a part of Project Outback.

*You should probably tag Curtis too*

I'll pick a winner on release day!
You have one week assets, 
Good luck!

About the Author

Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen now writes fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered spy facing his toughest mission yet: vacation. A sequel, Kangaroo Too, is forthcoming in 2017. 

Curtis is not an aardvark.

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