Critical Point (Cas Russell)

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Critical Point the third entry in S.L. Huang’s Cas Russell series, starts off with a bang. Literally. As Cas is in her office finally trying to settle down and calm down after the events of the previous novel, there is a powerful explosion. Cas later learns that an old enemy is behind the explosion and she was the one who was targeted. When her friend goes missing, Cas is reluctantly drawn back into the action to save her.

As in the previous two novels, the author continues to develop her characters. Throughout the book, the reader witnesses the protagonist’s constant transformation and maturation and commiserates with her. In addition, the story is told in the first person, making it easier to get inside of Cas’s mind and see what is driving her.

Since this is the third book in a series, it is helpful to read the first two in order to understand how the protagonist got to where she is now and there are references to the previous book interspersed all throughout the novel.

If you enjoy a good swashbuckling sci-fi story starring a kickass heroine, then you will certainly not be disappointed in Critical Point.

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Author S. L. Huang
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Tor Books
Publish Date 2020-Apr-28
ISBN 9781250180360 Buy this Book
Issue February 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller