Ambassador 2: Raising Hell

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The second-quickest way to get yourself killed when dealing with Coldi people of the planet Asto is to look a superior in the eye. The Coldi people possess an instinct that demands the formation of hierarchical networks in which every person has a prescribed place. These networks provide stability. They also place one person at the top. <pEzhya Palayi is that person.

After having been released by his previous employers, Cory Wilson not only depends on Ezhya Palayi for his income, but he has developed an unusually friendly relationship with this man whom people on Earth would call an absolute dictator, but whose reign is benign.

The third-quickest way to get yourself killed when dealing with Coldi people is when the leader you depended on for support is suddenly no longer there, as when he goes missing because the system society relies on for interstellar travel goes down.

In a highly-strung hierarchical society, it won’t be long before someone else tries to claim the top spot, someone less benign, someone aggressive who is likely to destabilise peace between Asto and other worlds.

But by far the quickest way to get yourself killed is, as a non-Coldi outsider, to visit Asto and try to interfere in their hierarchical system, to mess with instincts you don’t feel yourself, and people who are much stronger than you.

Oh, and did you know that the average daytime temperature is well over 50 degrees C?

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Ambassador 2: Raising Hell

Ambassador 2: Raising Hell is the second book in the Ambassador science fiction thriller series.

In this standalone volume, we learn a lot about how Coldi society works.

Cory decides to travel to Asto to help secure Ezhya’s position as Chief Coordinator of Asto while Ezhya is stuck off-world because of an Exchange outage. But once he’s there, he discovers that Coldi society is even more treacherous than he thought it was. And oh, if the heat won’t kill him, the rain certainly will. Or the murderous guard robots.

He acquires responsibility over a young girl no one knew existed and meddles in relationships that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

“It takes quite a bit of skill to develop a human, but not yet human species and make it hang together. Cory, the main character was once again a great read. I’ve lived in the Pilbara in Western Australia, and Patty Jansen truly captured the excruciating discomfort of overheating. At points in the story I felt as if I was back there, working hard in the baking sun and feeling the fluid being sucked out of my body by the unrelenting heat.–Amazon reviewer”

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2 reviews for Ambassador 2: Raising Hell

  1. Patty

    If anything, this book is even better than the first two in the series and I’m really enjoying the how interplay and relationships between the characters are developing. I don’t mind admitting I’m completely hooked on this series and will most definitely sampling more of this author’s works once I’ve read this series to it’s conclusion. As I’ve said in a previous review, I find Patty Jansen’s writing style very much like Jack Vances when it comes to creating alien environments and I love it.

    Original review on Kobo

  2. Patty

    For a long time my favourite series of books has been the CJ Cherryh Foreigner one. This is a very similar scenario in a very different but equally complex and fascinating universe with human in an ambassador type role learning nuances of language, culture and relationships in a series of mostly stressful situations. I am ‘hooked’ and will be reading other Patty Jansen books while waiting for Ambassador 3

    Original review on Kobo

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