Thursday, August 31, 2023

Audio Book Review: Travel by Bullet by John Scalzi

Travel by Bullet (The Dispatcher, #3)Travel by Bullet by John Scalzi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This novella was good, we have the "rules" in place and friends that are....questionable in their work, which leads to this story happening.

The ground work has been put in place with Mason and his grey to dark area of work with dispatching, and being a friend of Tony's that can bring trouble to his doorstep. And it does.

Tony amazes me as he's always laid back and doesn't stress over things, and figures out some way to play the game with the shady characters he comes across. He's great at protecting himself and helping others at the same time. That's a fine line to walk, and he can do it.

This story fell a little short for me compared to the first two. Why? I'm thinking it's hard to explain. It's well written and the mystery along with trouble is all here. But, it just didn't feel to work for me with Mason. Tony obviously sees Mason much more a friend than Mason sees Tony as. I know the story is far fetched to begin with, but the events seemed to be out there for the rules of the murder world, again I know it's said that no one knows why it works for some and not others. I felt the story focused more on Mason's involvement with some crypto scheme rather than being a dispatcher. Dispatching is used by these terrible people, but that's only a side to the story. I really liked when Dispatching was the focus of the story.

All in all, the story is well written to solve for all the stumbles and troubles we see along the way in this short book. I'll definitely keep an eye out to see if more of these come out in the future.

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