Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Queen and Country Vol.2

Queen and Country is the book Greg Rucka was born to write, and the second volume cements that claim. This collection is comprised of three stories, and this time Rucka has done a far better job of tailoring his stories to his artists (although their three styles don't mesh so well in a single collection).

Jason Shawn Alexander leads off the book with a story involving the blackmailing of an English citizen by the French government. Carla Speed McNeil follows with an unusually action-heavy story involving a kidnapping in T'Bilisi. Then Mike Hawthorne closes the book on a more political note. Each one is flawless and all together they create the most politically astute espionage thriller I have ever encountered.

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