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Merchant Princes #3: The Clan Corporate

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Publisher Comments:

Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade ) that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is a lot too much like the mafia for comfort. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, she has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman. And start a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach (recounted in The Hidden Family). She fell in love with a distant relative but he's dead, killed saving her life. There have been murders, betrayals. Now, however, in The Clan Corporate, she may be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is for instance the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they?

Review:

"Stross's lively third volume in his Merchant Princes SF series (after 2005's The Hidden Family) finds 33-year-old Boston journalist Miriam Beckstein still caught in a 'barely post-feudal' alternate world where she's part of a mafiosa-like family called 'the Clan.' The Clan is holding Miriam's mother hostage in an effort to force the reluctant, thoroughly modern Miriam to make a politically advantageous marriage. Also dragged into deadly Clan politics is Miriam's ex-boyfriend, Mike Fleming, a DEA agent who has infiltrated Miriam's world on the orders of Homeland Security. Miriam's foolish, headstrong decisions help propel the fast-paced plot. Mike's discovery that the Clan may have planted nuclear weapons on our world raises the ante. While Miriam can be frustratingly dense, playing right into her captors' hands, the book gallops along to a cliffhanger ending that will leave readers eagerly awaiting future installments." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade ) that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is a lot too much like the mafia for comfort. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, she has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman. And start a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach (recounted in The Hidden Family). She fell in love with a distant relative but he's dead, killed saving her life. There have been murders, betrayals. Now, however, in The Clan Corporate, she may be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is for instance the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they?

Synopsis:

Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots, and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she's also from an alternate reality. If her off-world family catches her, death or a fate worse is around the bend.

About the Author

CHARLES STROSS lives in Edinburgh, Scotland

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765309303
Subtitle:
Book Three of The Merchant Princes
Author:
Stross, Charles
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction/Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Merchant Princes
Series Volume:
No. 3 of 6
Publication Date:
20060516
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.42x6.74x1.12 in. 1.29 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Tor Books - English 9780765309303 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stross's lively third volume in his Merchant Princes SF series (after 2005's The Hidden Family) finds 33-year-old Boston journalist Miriam Beckstein still caught in a 'barely post-feudal' alternate world where she's part of a mafiosa-like family called 'the Clan.' The Clan is holding Miriam's mother hostage in an effort to force the reluctant, thoroughly modern Miriam to make a politically advantageous marriage. Also dragged into deadly Clan politics is Miriam's ex-boyfriend, Mike Fleming, a DEA agent who has infiltrated Miriam's world on the orders of Homeland Security. Miriam's foolish, headstrong decisions help propel the fast-paced plot. Mike's discovery that the Clan may have planted nuclear weapons on our world raises the ante. While Miriam can be frustratingly dense, playing right into her captors' hands, the book gallops along to a cliffhanger ending that will leave readers eagerly awaiting future installments." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade ) that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is a lot too much like the mafia for comfort. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, she has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman. And start a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach (recounted in The Hidden Family). She fell in love with a distant relative but he's dead, killed saving her life. There have been murders, betrayals. Now, however, in The Clan Corporate, she may be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is for instance the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they?

"Synopsis" by , Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots, and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she's also from an alternate reality. If her off-world family catches her, death or a fate worse is around the bend.
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