Ahoy there mateys! This be the second book in the series. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the previous book then ye might want to skip this post. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .
I absolutely loved the first sci-fi tale about a bumbling James Bond type-character code name: Kangaroo and was excited to see what happens in his next set of adventures. I thought this be a solid second book. It takes place on the moon. What was supposed to be a simple mission goes awry and Kangaroo finds himself trying to get his partner cleared of a murder charge, dealing with the aftermath of a terrorist attack, and being trapped on the moon. He isn’t pleased.
Shenanigans abound in this tale and I read it in one sitting. I still very much enjoy Kangaroo and his crazy antics. The book was fun and certainly kept me attention. The only downside is that the politics have expanded and taken on a larger role so there was less humor involved in this installment. Minor quibble but the first book entertained me immensely. The silliness of it helped forgive any plot problems. The second book had more easily accesible plot flaws. That said, I wouldn’t mind more adventures of Kangaroo and gang. Arrr!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
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…
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