StoryTrouble Contractor Kain Blueriver and his companions Canal and Millie (the best fill-in-the-blank in the universe) bicker their way across the cosmos on their second disc of comic misadventures. Although they perform numerous feats of derring-do for hire, their fees never seem to cover their expenses.
In "Fallen Angels," a loudly protesting Kain goes (in drag) aboard a training ship for student nurses. Pre-exam tensions have produced a mysterious series of attacks, including a very funny spoof of the shower scene from "Psycho."
Canal is the holographic realization of the computer system of Kain's ship, the Swordbreaker, and the chess-themed mystery "Knight Checks" offers some intriguing hints about the past that shaped her bouncy personality. Who was the mysterious Alice?
Outwitting the Nightmare Crime Syndicate in "Knight Checks" to retrieve a minor piece of information wins Kain a very powerful enemy--in addition to Roy Glen, who tries to steal the Swordbreaker in "Flames Roar" and the whip-bearing Kali from the previous disk. But as long as he has his trademark cape and psi-blade, Kain remains confident he can handle anything the galaxy throws at him--except for the endless quarrels between Millie and Canal.
Unrated; suitable for ages 10 and up; minor sexual innuendoes and some rather tame violence. --Charles Solomon
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