Apocalypse to Go

Apocalypse to Go

by Katharine Kerr

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The Apocalypse Squad is on the move!

Secret Agent Nola O'Grady has enough trouble on her hands when a were-leopard accuses her of receiving stolen property, but things get worse fast. A mysterious trans-world law enforcement group wants to recruit her partner and bodyguard, Israeli Interpol officer Ari Nathan. His new loyalties might jeopardize their relationship.

Then her younger brother Michael goes searching for their missing father and lands himself and their brother, Sean, in a world of trouble--quite literally, in a dangerous deviant-world version of San Francisco.

Can Nola and Ari find them in time to save them from their kidnappers before they're murdered? The search will lead them through a city of secrets, but the worst secret of all lurks at the heart of the only thing Nola loves more than Ari: her family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756407094
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 607,508
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Katharine Kerr first became involved in the field of fantasy through role-playing games, becoming so intrigued that she began writing articles for gaming magazines, and for some time was a contributing editor to Dragon magazine. This interest soon led her into the field of fantasy writing, with her first Deverry novel, Daggerspell, appearing in 1986. Since then, she has written fourteen more Deverry novels, of which The Silver Mage is the latest, as well as other fantasy and science fiction novels. Her Deverry novels have hit the London Times and the Australian bestseller lists.

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"The plot gallops, the mysteries matter, and the secret at the heart of it all just whets my appetite for more." —Kate Elliot, author of Crown of Stars

"Kerr has built a rad new world full of magic, cults, and Chaos. Awesome!" —Jennifer Rardin, author of Bitten to Death

"Breakneck plotting, punning, and romance make for a mostly fast, fun read." —Publishers Weekly

"This is an entertaining investigative urban fantasy that subgenre readers will enjoy.... Fans will enjoy the streets of San Francisco as seen through an otherwordly lens." —Midwest Book Review

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Apocalypse to Go 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DeborahJRoss More than 1 year ago
I'm an unabashed fan of Katharine Kerr's "Nola O'Grady" series. The third, Apocalypse To Go, lives up to its predecessors in inventiveness, drama, romance, and whimsy. In this urban fantasy, the heroine works for a supernatural Agency "so secret, the CIA doesn't know it exists". This takes place in an alternate San Francisco, one in which magic and the clandestine agencies necessary to regulate it are real. This world is not the only one; there are alternate, weirdly dystopic worlds (and a gateway in the attic of Nola's aunt's house). Not only do the Agency and its people hide in plain sight, Nola's family, Irish illegal immigrants with past ties to the IRA, live with secrets, low on the radar. In this newest novel, we not only explore the radioactive San Francisco from previous episodes, but we encounter yet another world, one in which the dominant intelligent race is feline in origin, leopard to be precise. Apocalypse To Go definitely builds on the previous two books, but Kerr offers enough toe-holds so that it can serve as an entry point. Readers should be warned, however, that the series is addictive.
MyOwnSatellite More than 1 year ago
Hm, seems like someone at VOYA has an axe to grind (or perhaps has not read the first two books in the series)... If you are reading this for a serious foray into paranormal mystery, then you are in the wrong section. If you want a fast-paced, interesting and often funny read that doesn't take itself too seriously, then this is the book for you. Nola O'Grady gets deeper into the deviant world levels in the third installment of this exciting series. Greeted by a projection of a leopard-woman one morning, followed by a vision of the destruction of the level known as Interchange, Nola grabs her partner (in every sense of the word) and heads off on an exciting and fast-paced mission. Her goal at first is to find out who this "ASO Fourteen" who has been contacting Ari is. But it leads her somewhere I don't think she ever anticipated. Family secrets come to the surface as Nola finds out who her father really is, and where he has been for so long. The climax of the book comes upon the reader with anticipation and a big bang. And Nola makes a huge change for the better - but you'll have to read to find that one out. This is a fantastic addition to the series and sets up a great continuation into the next book, not yet published. Check it out - you will enjoy this, and you'll be surprised at how the action carries you through. I finished in about two days, and enjoyed every minute!
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The series keeps chugging along, as Nola O'Grady deals with new threats and old secrets.
enemyanniemae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely maddening. I was chosen for a copy from the Goodreads First Reads program. I was so intrigued by the plot that I didn't notice that it was the third in a series. I didn't think it would be that much of a deal since I am an experienced Series Diver. I usually can hop right into the middle of a series and hold my own. However, this time was not so easy. There were so many bits of basic information and subplots about which I was totally clueless. I had no earthly idea what was happening for about a third of the book. And something else that made me crazy? The main character is really big on acronyms. There are so many of them that an acronym page was necessary. I found myself constantly flipping to the back of the book any time an ASTA or an SM:L was mentioned. It made me nuts. So why didn't I toss it when I realized that I was going to have to work at understanding the story? Because it was urban fantasy at its finest. And that fact more than made up for my ignorance of the backstory.What I know is this: The main character is an operative for a top secret government agency whose purpose is to hold Chaos at bay and keep the worlds (of which there are many) safe. Her bodyguard is her boyfriend. He wants to get married but she balks at the very mention of the idea. Her family is rather colorful. Her father, a world walker, is in an alternate-Earth prison. When her brothers, one a world walker like Dad and the other a finder (no idea what that means), are kidnapped during a world hopping attempt to find and rescue their father, Nola and her boyfriend, Ari, are called to find and rescue the rescuers. They join forces with Spare14, a clone of an agent with another agency much larger and more powerful than either Nola's or Ari's respective employers. The plot is clever and Kerr's dialogue made me laugh out loud. The characters are strange and wonderful. There's a psychic squid and a pride of bad-ass were-leopards. There's a world hopping creature that delivers messages and eats leftovers. There are archangels and long suffering landlords. Kerr also gives a nod here and there to other SF/Fantasy authors. Her nod to Douglas Adams was choice. When I got past the 'huh?' moments and got into the meat of the story, I could not put the book down. I think I may have found out a subplot point or two that are drawn out in the first two books. But that's OK. I don't mind spoilers. And I am definitely planning to pick up the first two books in this series so that I will be up to date when the fourth is released on down the road.Definitely worth the read.
sworsnup on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting new worlds (although describing the new places can be too much too fast sometimes). Nola and Ari are a great couple with great chemistry. Lots of action and excitement.
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