By: Gini Koch
Published by DAW
*Spoiler Free Review*Plot:
Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini have learned the ins and outs of Washington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war and foil any variety of dangerous conspiracies. So when the newly elected Representative from New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District dies under mysterious circumstances while at the Centaurion Embassy, it’s up to Kitty and the rest of the Diplomatic Corps to find out how and why and stop the killer, before the rest of the U.S. House of Representatives become casualties, particularly the replacement Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd District—Jeff Martini.
With the volcanic passion that pumps gallons of lifeblood into Gini's veins, she brings us the latest edition to her Alien saga. The series as a whole, is campy at times, snarky to the tenth degree, jam packed with adventure and intrigue, all set to the pace of a hunky alien race just trying to get by on Earth. The stories are meant to be this way, as Gini see's them, and that's not a bad thing! There's a lot here to love and tons of belly laughs to have along the way.
Alien in the House is a murder-mystery dinner that takes a paranormal turn for the worst. Waiter, check please! It's 007 meets a day time soap opera that had a baby in a corny 70's sci-fi TV show. I love it. Always have and always will!
However, characters are now starting to confuse me a bit. So many new folks mixed in with the ones we love. At times it's hard to remember who this or that person is. This is not a series you can pick up from here. If I was getting a little lost at this point in the series, a newbie wouldn't have a chance.
With the evolution of the saga, the guys and gals are taking on new roles within the fantasy world. Some of these changes are awesome to read, some not so much. If am used to reading about a character doing one thing for so long, then a change means I am unable to compute. (Must reboot, must reboot.) Add to that a constant shift in job titles and I'm about to have a Nuke moment.
Is this saga one straw shy short of weaving a basket of koo koo, sure it is. But what makes that a bad thing, I appreciate these stories for what they are. A dialog heavy, fun ride that is sure to knock your socks off!
Getting 3 and 1/2 'Coke loving' Sheep