A Spy to Die For

Review: A Spy to Die For by Kris DeLake, 2013.

Reading this book was a mistake.

It wasn’t because it’s a romance. That’s obvious from the cover and description. It’s not a genre I read, but I’ve liked some of the work of Kristine Kathryn Rusch, the author behind the Kris DeLake pen name. This is a follow up to Rusch’s “Skylight”, a short story explaining the origins of the novel’s heroine, Skylight Jones.140226285X.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_

I wanted to see if more was done with the idea, from that story, of an interplanetary civilization where inadequacies in the legal system lead to a system of legalized assassination as a remedy. Can’t extradite a criminal?  Can’t get a conviction? Well, just kill him. Continue reading