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KANGAROO TOO by Curtis C. Chen

Kangaroo’s back!
And this time it’s personal...

On the way home from his latest mission, secret agent Kangaroo's spacecraft is wrecked by a rogue mining robot. The agency tracks the bot back to the Moon, where a retired asteroid miner—code named "Clementine"—might have information about who's behind the sabotage.

Clementine will only deal with Jessica Chu, Kangaroo's personal physician and a former military doctor once deployed in the asteroid belt. Kangaroo accompanies Jessica as a courier, smuggling Clementine's payment of solid gold in the pocket universe that only he can use.

What should be a simple infiltration is hindered by the nearly one million tourists celebrating the anniversary of the first Moon landing. And before Kangaroo and Jessica can make contact, Lunar authorities arrest Jessica for the murder of a local worker.

Jessica won't explain why she met the victim in secret and erased security footage that could exonerate her. To make things worse, a sudden terror attack puts the whole Moon under lockdown. Now Kangaroo alone has to get Clementine to talk, clear Jessica's name, and stop a crooked scheme which threatens to ruin approximately one million vacations.

But old secrets are buried on the Moon, and digging up the past will make Kangaroo's future very complicated...

Set in the same world as WAYPOINT KANGAROO, this high-octane science-fiction spy thriller, bursting with adrenaline and intrigue, puts a unique spin on the outer space adventure.


"A wry, fast-paced spy thriller with a million twists and a good heart. Kangaroo's dry humor kept me turning pages well past my bedtime."
— Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin

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"A very entertaining SF mystery/thriller and an impressive first novel."
— Locus Online

"Chen's debut keeps the plot twisting as the story builds to a powerful climax, leavening the suspense with Kangaroo's droll quips."
— Publishers Weekly

"Kangaroo's adventure is a great, fun read for anyone who loves a mystery or a spy story."
— Booklist

"Space cruises & badass ladies! Fun sci-fi, reminds me of Scalzi."
— The Doubleclicks

"[A] solid premise, a zippy plot, and some intriguing world-building... Fans of Scalzi's Old Man's War Universe novels should seek this one out."
— Nelson Appell, The Missourian

"Chen is said to have studied at the feet of both John Scalzi and Ursula K. LeGuin, so I guess this book answers that age-old riddle."
— Joel Cunningham, B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

"This Kangaroo could just be your new favorite wisecracking interplanetary adventurer."
— Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

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