Alien Tango

December 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm No Comments

Author: Gini Koch
Publisher: DAW
Release date: 7th Dec 2010
Page Count: 428pp
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin

The second book in the ‘Alien’ series by Gini Koch, Alien Tango starts six months after the events in the first book, Touched by an Alien. Kitty Katt has joined Centurion Division, working with the aliens and humans, to deal with ongoing threats, whilst dating a rather hunky alien, Jeff Martini. Not only are these aliens protecting Earth, but they’re super sexy, fit and are awesome in bed. They also have two hearts, extraordinary talents, such as Jeff’s empathy and can move at hyper speed.
It’s been five months since Kitty joined the Division, and she’s spent much of that time learning how to fly and land aircraft. She’s also the Commander of the new Airborne Division.
This is a really fun series, with travel ‘gates’ being positioned all across the world in airport toilets.
Kitty is a great character; sexy, sassy and sarcastic, she has her own classic rock soundtrack when she flies or goes into battle.
The proverbial hits the fan when twelve superbeings (human hosts infected by alien parasites) turn up in Paraguay. Resembling giant bugs with razor sharp teeth, such a cluster normally suggests another Big Bad is coming to town.
Amidst all the drama, Kitty has to decide if she’s going to her school reunion. Her Mom is desperate for her to go because, though she’s in love with Jeff, Interspecies mating isn’t allowed and there may be other options for her, particularly as Jeff’s parents don’t seem too keen on her. It also doesn’t help that Kitty wants to avoid seeing best friend Chuckie at the reunion, because she can’t lie to him, yet can’t tell him about her secret life. Things are getting complicated.
Similar to the first novel in the series, this one literally doesn’t take a breath. There’s action, adventure, fighting and fun all the way through, and Kitty is a fun protagonist to ride along with. She’s a very complex, realistic character; she cries when you’d expect, has a biting wit, yet is the best kind of strong female character. From taking down terrorists to dodging alligators, she remains in control when the proverbial hits the fan, having a timely meltdown afterward.
Amidst the fun is political intrigue, which leads to political refugees. Overall, another enjoyable instalment in the series, which I shall continue to read and no doubt enjoy.

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