Friday, August 21, 2009

Audiobook review of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s 2005 novel Buried Deep: A Retrieval Artist Novel

Mervi’s Book Reviews has a recent and lengthy audiobook review of Buried Deep (2008, 13 hours, unabridged), a 2005 SF-CSI novel written by award-winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy author Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The fourth novel in Rusch’s Retrieval Artist series, Buried Deep is set on Mars and seems to have many of the elements I enjoy in a Red Planet novel. Here’s a synopsis, taken from

Forensic anthropologist Aisha Costard has been summoned to Mars to examine skeletal remains recently discovered beneath a building erected by the Disty aliens. The bones belong to a human woman who vanished 30 years ago with her children. She is believed to have been one of the Disappeared, outlaws wanted for crimes against alien civilizations.

To investigate the mystery of the skeleton, Aisha turns to Retrieval Artist Miles Flint. Following the trail back three decades and seeking the whereabouts of the victim's missing children, Miles discovers a deadly secret that could threaten the stability of the entire solar system.

Mervi’s audiobook review concludes that Rusch’s Buried Deep is “Another excellent addition to the series.”

Got a few minutes? Listen to narrator Jay Snyder read a sample of Buried Deep at

1 comment:

K.E. said...

I thought this was one of the better of the "Mars novels" I've read in the recent couple of decades. Enjoyed it, thoroughly.