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The Dispatcher eBook

The Dispatcher eBook

by John Scalzi

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Emmy Staff Pick: This book is the perfect length and strikes the perfect tone to be a replacement for a one-hour cop drama on TV.  Can we get a whole season?

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One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone—999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.

Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher—a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death's crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death, and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge what they see as a wrong.

It's a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it's too late…before not even a Dispatcher can save him.


From Kirkus Reviews:

“A what-if tale reminiscent of Asimov at his twistiest.”


From RT Reviews:

“Scalzi is particularly skilled at dispensing information organically while still allowing room for a human story of grief and loss, plenty of action and, of course, his signature dry humor.”

Additional Information

Authors Scalzi, John
Artists Chong, Vincent
Type Novella
Edition ebook
ISBN 978-1-59606-787-5
Year 2017
Month May
Print Status In Print
eBook? Yes
eBook Region Worldwide, North America, United Kingdom, Europe, United States, Canada



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