Odd Girl Out

Odd Girl Out

Former government agent Frank Compton can't catch a break. After a successful mission against the Modhri, the coral polyp-based group mind that is attempting to take over the galaxy, Frank arrives at his New York apartment and has to turn away another request. Young Lorelai Beach points his gun at his face, and asks his help to rescue her sister Rebekah 10 from New Tigris planetary settlement. Only four hours later, her head is half-blown off, and Frank is charged with double murder.

Expert spy Bruce McMicking posts his bail and meets him in New Tigris. Frank's partner and friend Bayta is human, but her Chahwyn symbiote donates extra stamina, activates sole artifact disabling kwi weapon and links telepathically to their metal Spider creations that run interspace Tube transit and, unable to fight themselves, secretly help fight against Mohdri. Rebekah has to get out - along with boxes of coral - and reach the hidden outpost of rebel Melding to safety.

Title:Odd Girl Out
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765317339
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    Odd Girl Out Reviews

  • HBalikov

    Frank Compton, the best trouble-shooter/private eye in the known universe, is at it again. Again, that is, for those of you who are already on the Quadrail train. As for me, I’m a trouble-creator si...

  • William Bentrim

    Odd Girl Out by Timothy ZahnFrank Compton, a government whistle blower is back with faithful side kick and engineered schizophrenic Bayta. The Modhri, group mind omnipotent evil opponent, is willing t...

  • Eddie

    I'm finding that I really like Timothy Zahn books. He has a great sense of humor as well as a good imagination. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a bit complex as the twist and turns are plentiful...

  • Rebecca

    This is actually the third in a series, which I didn't realize when I picked it up. Fortunately, Zahn does a pretty good job of dropping enough hints that you can tell what's going on (without the dre...

  • John Loyd

    Odd Girl Out (2008) 379 pages by Timothy Zahn.Excellent.This is the third book in the Quadrail series. Telling you any of the plot is a spoiler for the first book, Night Train to Rigel, so I'll keep t...

  • Benjamin Espen

    I picked this book up in the library earlier this year, read the first chapter, and realized that a lot of things were being discussed instead of revealed. Then I looked at the inside cover and realiz...

  • Matt

    I feel like these books are getting better as I go along. Frank seems to channel a bit more of his inner "Harry Dresden" and I'm enjoying it. This book is the half way point in the Quadrail series. Un...

  • Barbara Sheppard

    This is the third book I have from this author. As with the previous ones I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The characters are very likeable and Frank Compton is smart and savvy. He can get himself out...

  • Laura

    InventiveOnce again, Zahn has tweaked his antagonist and overarching series plot to keep the interest of his readers. There is a reveal at the end that I did not see coming...well, I knew something wa...

  • Julia

    One of an endless parade of science fiction books by men where everything is plot plot plot and none of the characters have any depth or development. I'm willing to tolerate all of that if the world i...