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The Domino Pattern : The Quadrail series continues and this time the Modhri isn’t the only bad guy April 9, 2010

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The Domino Pattern by Timothy Zahn is the fourth book in the Quadrail series (so far) and follows Odd Girl Out, The Third Lynx and Night Train to Rigel.

The short review is that NO this isn’t the best book in the series, but it is still very enjoyable especially at the end.

Our ‘hero’ Frank Compton is on the Quadrail again – but this time it’s a murder mystery on the Quadrail itself. For three quarter of the book Frank and the rest of us are trying to figure out who could be killing the passengers.

The final resolution of ‘whodunnit’ was a bit stunning and we won’t do a total spoiler here , but no we didn’t see it coming and no we didn’t see the connection to Compton’s former employer either.

The other big stunner (minor spoiler) that the Modhri isn’t the worst being/entity on the train becomes apparent mid-way through, but again the twist at the end is STUNNING.

Once again, it was fun to ride the rails with Compton and crew, Zahn is an excellent storyteller and we look forward to whatever the next Quadrail adventure will bring.


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