D imitator Nadine is Serene s imitator Mister Joel Oliver is an investigative journalist the A Cs and Kitty trustAirborne includesLorraine and Claudia are Dazzlers married to flyboys Joe Billings their son is Ross Edward and Randy Muir their son is Sean Zachary respectively Emily Balducci and Melanie Colangelo are Dazzlers and Lorraine s and Claudia s mothers The dads are Zacharacy Balducci and Edward Colangelo and some of the rescued Tim Crawford Jerry Tucker is Kitty s favorite flyboy and flight instructor and has ensured that Kitty could fly anything necessary Matt Hughes and Walker are of AirborneLen and Kyle are still Kitty s bodyguards well driver and bodyguard courtesy of the CIA Malcolm Buchanan has security override He s been appointed Kitty s bodyguard by her mother Burton Falk is one of his men Jennifer Barone an imageer and Jeremy Barone an empath are siblings and at the same security seminar Camilla is the best A C iar and she s currently undercover at GaultierWalter Ward is usually in charge of security at that embassy William is his older brother and filling in for Walter Gladys a memory reader empath is in overall charge of security and she scares Kitty s pants offThe embassy Troubadour at Large is Rajnish Singh he s also the Embassy Public Relations Minister Denise Lewis runs the embassy daycare She s human and married to another human Kevin Lewis Kitty s mom s right hand man in the PTCU as well as the embassy s Defense Attach Aikiko is the embassy clothing designerAlgar is the elves the Operations TeamViola Sciacca is in charge of sciences she thinks Carmine Giordano has Security and the Gates Romeo Ruggero is militaryACE is an alien entity who was Nini living inside Paul until he sacrificed himself for the A Cs He thought Kitty walked on waterPrincesses Rahmi and Rhee are from Beta Twelve the planet of Free Women ian warriors and shapeshifters They re also sisters and ueen Renata s daughters Adriana is the granddaughter of the Romanian Ambassador and his wife her wheelchair bound grandmother with MS Olga who is training her in the old ways of the KGBHacker International is the computerab where Stryker Dane aka Eddy Simms Big George Lecroix Dr Henry Wu Ravi Gaekwad he s engaged to Jennifer a Dazzler and Yuri Stanislav aka Omega Red who is blind and buff are the computer geniuses now working for the A Cs through the CIACliff Goodman is Head of Special Immigration Services and reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security And one of Chuckie s few close friends Evander Vander Horn is the new head of the FBI s Alien Activities Division Officer Melville is now head of the K 9 department and a personal friend Colonel Franklin is the new man in charge at Andrews Air Force Base after Colonel Marvin Hamlin who had been in charge went AWOL and then kidnapped by the now I Love My Dad (Disney Princess) late Clarence ValentinoRosemarie and Douglas operate the the Teetotaler the Katt Martinis favorite restaurant and keep Kitty and company happySome of the A Cs government friends include Senators Vincent Armstrong and Donald McMillan and Representative Nathalie Gagnon Brewer who was asked to take Edmund s seat in the House when he was assassinated she and herate husband introduced Kitty and Jeff to the Teetotaller Caroline Chase is McMillan s Girl Friday Kitty s sorority bestie and Michael s fianc e Vance Beaumont and Guy Gadoire attend the funeral Lillian Culver is a obbyist for defense contractors and she d never dare go against Kitty thanks to Kitty s uncles Abner Schnekedy is her husbandLangston Whit is the Secretary of Transportation and not one of Kitty s fansMahin Sherazi is Iranian with an American mother a reporter from YatesCorp Her hybrid power is manipulating dirt Her Poof is FluffballKitty s Personal Axis of Evil Gaultier Enterprises Titan Security YatesCorpAnsom Somerall is the current acting chairman of the board for Gaultier and he and the creepy uinton Cross and Janelle Gardiner are the main force fighting Amy for control Thomas Kendrick is former military and head of Titan appointed by the DoD so he might be okay Amos Tobin is in charge of YatesCorpthe Southern godfatherRonald Yates had two children we know of Ronaldo Al Dehajl and Serene Dwyer younger siblings of Richard White and Lucinda Jeff s mother and Gladys Gower Jeff and Christopher are his grandsons making Patrick Brian and Serene s and Jamie Ronald s first official great grandchildrenRonaldo Al Dejahl is probably still alive He s dangerous due to his imageer ability to convince anyone to think he was someone completely different with a troubadour talent to reinforce that and excellent at mind control There aren t many humans or A Cs who can escape itYatesCorp has a standing rule out the Relative s Clause that any Yates descendant can join the board A problem as they re ikely to be powerful hybrids or full blood A Cs In truth it s simply a ploy to gather up all the samples they can of the Yates geneHerbert Gaultier was Amy s father and dead Thank god Even better Leventhal Reid a representative from Florida is dead although his kid clone is alive and evil eering away at Kitty LaRue Demorte Gaultier was Herbert s second wife and killed by Esteban Cantu who was killed by other bad guys Yeah her kid clone is up and gloating too Raul and Anniette Dier are assassinsChernobog the Ultimate is the supreme hacker of the world Russell Kozlow is her imprisoned Israeli son Yep cyber crimes Darryl Lowe is an airbenderKitty s Israeli friends Oren Jakob and Leah are checking on KozlowClub Fifty One is an anti alien group who s jumped on the bandwagon protesting the suspension of the constitution after events in Operation Destruction when the aliens attacked Harley Gutermuth is part of the anti crowd Farley Pecker is the Head Asshat of the Church of IntolerancePoofs are fluffy balls of fur who ook ike stuffed animals bond with whoever names them and get arge and in charge if anyone threatens their humanKatherine is just one of many decent people who show upThe exiles from Alpha Four are religious ones The neighboring building has been nicknamed the Zoo and is handy for overflow personnel Surcenthumain is a drug that will make humans and A Cs enhanced The Z porrah construct is an alien box the cube from earlier stories that the Poofs prefer to keep under their control They re allied with the Royal Peregrines who have become very welcome gifts from King Alexander they make great guardians and help the gifted with their powers Dazzlers are how Kitty collectively refers to the A C females because that s what they do they dazzle everyone with their beauty intelligence and compassion Imageers manipulate images electronically and in front of you and can earn all about a person simply by touching an image Empaths feel emotions The Elves are Kitty s term for those invisible helpers who produce anything and everythingand clean it as well They exist in any habitation for A Cs The CoverThere s a Mad Max feel to this cover with huge military vehicles blowing up in the background a huge gun in the far back with Jeff riding one of the exploding vehicles Yeah he s in Armani casual while Kitty is casually dressed for success in black jeans a white wifebeater and some big shawls in dark clay and turuoise her hair flying a gun in one hand and a aptop in the other This one s seriousThe title is most depressing as it is Alien Research that is the greatest threat I have enjoyed all of Kitty and Jeff s adventures in Gini Koch s very entertaining series As the cast of characters has grown sometimes I ve had a hard time keeping up with the gang but I ve enjoyed every adventure I enjoyed this one too though it definitely should be read in order to get the full context view spoilerHowever for the first time I was eft wanting at the end of the book I knew that some of our cast would eventually have to die so I was prepared for it But this is the first time that I did not feel a sense of closure by the end Instead I felt hammered by the free will preaching hide spoiler I haven t come across a book in this series I didn t ike yet but there have been some books that I Touch of Enchantment loved than others The previous book in this series was fun but a bit confusing at times There was aot of talking and politics and even though I really When Dads Don't Grow Up liked the book I found myself secretly missing the action I got used to in the other books in this series So I was curious when I started Alien Research Would it beike Alien Diplomacy and focus on story Miles from Kara lines that didn t need action or would it beike Alien Proliferation which had action ab. New evil genius who’s using the A Cs and their enemies both as guinea pigs Then Area 51 and the Dulce Science Center go silent while Alpha Team Airborne and most of the worldwide A C Security team are there for training And if that’s not bad enough Centaurion Division is hit with bad and deadly news Chernobog the Ultimate isn’t a hacker myth he’s a real person and he’s.
OundI m glad to say this book is an action packed adventure that actually came close to eualing my favorite books in this series There s a Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, lot going on as always and you have to keep paying attention butuckily there were fewer characters to keep apart from each other than in Alien Diplomacy so I could easily keep up with thingsThere are some very interesting developments and revelations and a few new and very intriguing characters get introduced I m already in ove with one of them I will confess There s ots of suspense intrigue and even heartbreak as well I was shocked by some of the events and had to blink away a few tearsAll in all I oved this book it s fun intense and full of surprises I hope Gini Koch keeps them coming because this series keeps on entertaining me And certain events in this book make me curious what will be next as well Originally Posted at Welcome to Larissa Friends Bookish LifeIt s that time of the year again time for another Alien novel by the awesome Gini Koch The Katherine Kitty Katt series is one of my all time favorites and Gini continues to deliver amazing heart stopping stories that make me keep begging for each timeAlien Research is no exception and I will go as far to say that it might the best Alien novel yetI mean I personally LOVE all of Gini s books and this series sucks you in ike no other but after a while and a few books in things tend to slow down a bit That couldn t be further from the truth in Alien researchI do recommend tou read the previous novels before sinking your teeth into this one This is not a series you can just pick up anywhere and even I that have read all the books can get a bit overwhelmed by all the characters that exist in this fantastic worldHowever I did feel I could follow everything Genre Science FictionRating 40Brief SummaryExcept for perhaps 2 chapters that I found a bit political in nature which I try to avoid High Heat like coming in contact with plague victims Alien Research took me on an emotional ride whichead to a very emotional ending I really didn t see the carnage coming that Koch eft behind and was a bit shocked and surprised by the number of characters that Koch choose to put in harms way That s a nice way of saying that some characters meet their destiniesI still have some huge uestions as to whom the real Mastermind is and whether this person is standing right in front of Kitty There are SO many different people surrounding Kitty right now that I am not 100 percent sure that they are all trustworthyI iked the fact that Kitty does meet a surprise character that has been creating ots and ots of uestions about who they are Lyndsey s Rating Scale 1 Horrible DNF 2 Not Horrible BUT Not Much Better 3 Nothing Special 4 The Good Stuff 5 Loved It Can t Live Without It Buying the Hardcopy Overview If you ve never read this series before then I need to stop you now and tell you to go read the first bookTouched by an Alien If you don t I feel you won t understand the pressing need to stick by Kitty s side while she s ranting raving and rescuing all over the place This is a ong book you have to ove itNow for those of you who are dedicated readers of this wonderful series Like usual this story has everything but the kitchen sink There are aliens yes aliens I have a sarcasm nob on occasion as well multiple plots and Kitty finally gets to kick butt again I can t really give you much without it being a spoiler but we get to meet the A C Elf Sueee Thoughts Likes Dislikes I m glad Kitty was finally able to get back into action and kick some evil guy a The A treatise on the law of marital rights in Texas last couple of books have been about Kitty and Jeff getting into their new roles butike the MC s I miss them being the ones actually out there fighting the bad guys on a day to day basis However with that said it truly was the next step for them to move into political roles ok I m soap boxing time to move on I truly adored all the new characters but I m on pins and needles trying to figure out who the Mastermind is I m going for Omega Red is he really blind Anyways as always I enjoyed the multiple plots Kitty s continued focus on what s important personally I could always use some of this but I m a total smut slut sometimes and the group s general return to action If you haven t tried this series before I would encourage it 100% but please start at the beginning Until next time Kitty fan sHappy Reading Lynz This book took me forever to read but I think that was me than it Work craziness has wrecked my concentration and even though these are typically fun reads they are packed with characters and plot so you have to keep up I think this one felt overpacked and that s why I kept reading in small doses The ending was emotional than I was expecting and that probably raised my rating I m not sure about some of the changes that happened but I l check out the next one to see Kitty is ready for a uiet day spent with her daughter Jamie and her friends while her husband Jeff is going to work at Congress She is still not really used to the fact that Jeff is a member of Congress But as soon as the imo taking them to their favourite restaurant for breakfast Lots of Hearts leaves the Embassy that peace is destroyed Members of Club 51 and other hate groups are protesting their existence and bombarding theimo with dirt and garbage And ater when they want to eave the restaurant they get a visit from the Cabal of Evil wanting to make deal with Kitty Of course Kitty is not interested in it at all her best friend Amy is still trying to get control over her father s company and the Board is preventing that from happeningBack home at the Embassy there is bad news waiting for Kitty The FBI has finally come up with their own version of an Alien Division just Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss like Chucky is heading for the CIA And the new director is testing them wanting to start a congressional inuiry into the happenings at Gaultier Enterprises and Titan Security Of course the A C s don t want that to happen too many secrets might come toight ike them killing some of the really evil bad guys Then Kitty gets a phone call from Walter who usually runs security at the Embassy that he and all the other security personnel who went for training to Dulce are in big trouble Before Kitty can react to that the unthinkable happens and they are hacked Their complete database is stolen and all their data is wiped out Their own resident hackers are powerless to counter that There is only one hacker in the world who could have done that and that is Chernobog the Ultimate Most think he is only a rumor but one of them knows it for a fact And Olga acknowledges it she even knows the woman personally Now they will have to find their ost data again and get some revenge on whoever did this But first they will have to safe their missing friends and personnel with Kitty in charge of it all I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to start this new book as I did not really ike all the politics in the previous one But well it is a Gini Koch book and I am unable to et it just Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation lie on my desk So I started reading it on Saturday and kept on reading until I had to give up at 4 am The next morning when I woke up I immediately continued reading until I was finished And my verdict Ioved this book It is completely action packed again with Kitty and the gang having to run all over the place to safe everyone else The complots were mind boggling until Kitty explained it al and I just had so much fun reading this book There are also some very sad scenes in the book though so have some tissues ready I am a big fan of Kitty and how she always manages to unravel a complot against them The Poofs and Peregrines play a big part in this book and I do Pajama Party love that And finally Kitty discovers the truth about the AC elves Ioved those parts Okay I notice I am using the word Bunco Babes Tell All love way too much in this review but I can t help myself Gini Koch has a truly uniue writing style and it fits what Iike perfectly I Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi love most of the characters I have to make an exception for Christopher as I just can tike him The book is action packed and filled with surprising twists and new characters I can never predict what will happen next and I dare you to try But don t worry there is a bit of time Bringing the Outside In left for Kitty and Jeff to enjoy their sexife and to have some family time with Jamie There is also violence and death and I do wonder why evil guys never really die If you haven t read the previous books please don t dive into this one as you will have no idea whatsoever about who is who or what has happened before 10 stars 2013 Reviews by Auria. On the bad guys’ sideNow Kitty and company must find the real Dr Feelgood and stop him or her before the atest version of Surcenthumain hits the streets and people they ove are harmed or worse But when the inconceivable happens Kitty’s focused on two things only reviving the ACE entity before their enemies realize Earth’s best protection isn’t actually activeand reveng.
I absolutely ove this series so I couldn t wait to read Alien Research and yet again Gini Koch has delivered a fun and action packed story full of my favourite characters One of the things I oved most about this book was seeing Kitty and Jeff get to take a step away from Washington politics and back into their role as joint heads of operations When both Area 51 and the Dulce Science Centre are taken offline with pretty much the entire security staff inside Kitty and Jeff don t have much choice but to get back into the thick of things and try to discover what is happening As much as I Close to Hugh love this series I have missed them taking a active role so it was great to see them getting back to what they do bestAs always Gini Koch has woven this story in an intricate pattern using multiple plot threads and huge cast of characters we re already familiar with along with a few new faces too She throws in so many twists and the way she ties everything together in the end is nothing short of masterful You just never know what she is going to throw at Kitty and the gang next and in this book they are definitely in for heartbreak There are some really shocking and emotional events that I would never have predicted and I was on the edge of my seat dreading what else she could do There were actually a couple of occasions I was in tears so this is the first time I m going to warn you to have tissues on hand for this seriesIove all of these characters and considering how many of them there are I m always surprised by how uickly I can slip back into this world and just know who everyone is With a Women and Self Esteem lot of series I find I struggle to remember who the main players are or how everyone is connected but I don t tend to have that problem here I would reallyike a family tree though to remind me uite how everyone is related especially now we have so many marriages and children amongst the group I Toy to Toy (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3) love that the animals play such important roles in the series too the poofs and peregrines add so much humour to the story I just wish they were real and I could adopt someIf you re a fan of this series you won t want to miss Alien Research it really is another fabulous instalment If you haven t discovered these books yet but areooking for a fast paced action packed series full of humour and sexy aliens then I can t recommend it highly enough you really do need to read the books in order though so make sure you start with Touched by an Alien This one gets a 4 for the story and 5 for the emotional roller coasterDon t really want to say too much because you really need to read the story as it unfolds or it just won t have the right impact The story unfolds as all Kitty Katt stories do bad guys trying to take over the AC population and particularly Kitty s daughter Jamie and the ACs fighting back However things take a turn for the worst and keep going bad from thereOn a side note we finally get the explanation for the AC Elves known as the Operations Team The Mastermind is in full swing can Kitty save the day Eighth in the Katherine Kitty Katt science fiction romance series and revolving around aliens who fight to save the day While this story is mostly in Washington DC it does zip over to Guantanamo BayMy TakeKoch uses a Charity lot of music in writing this series and she really goes for it in Alien Research as secondary communication between Kitty and Algar Yep we finally meet the Operations Team I still can t decide if I m appalled cracking up or still stunned I suspect most of that stunned has to do with the bad guys evil plan that almost succeeds It does succeed in one horrendous detail One that willeave you crying And pose a difficult funerary uestion for the A Cs They don t believe in em and yet the president is asking for one A formality that reuires attendance and focus and great cover No enemy will dare not attend not when public opinion is on the ineThere are so many situations in this that put the A Cs between a rock and a hard place They need to keep safe and yet no one wants a massacre There have been enough God knows there have been than enough I have to confess that Alien Research is not one of my favorites On the one hand for the obvious reasons On the other hand this one is too serious Which I suppose can be explained by all that sadnessPart of the evil plan that Kitty points out is how Titan was building freaking super soldiers that they sent against the President of the United States and yet there they are back in business and everyone s acting ike they just had a Catch and Release: Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life little run of bad management What s sad is this soundsike business as usual in the real world And what does that say about our political and judicial system Nothing goodBits and pieces in the story include that FBI guy Vander who has been in DC too ong what with all his mind games Walter s bit of uck in getting that warning out the Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son's First Two Years with Down Syndrome lack ofuck when even Hacker International is surprised thank god for Olga s experience and memory although it doesn t compensate for Chernobog s existence and fears and terrorsA bit of the positive is that Malcolm s having reactions to the drug he was hit with and bits of memory are coming backThe pluses include Kitty and Jamie s priorities Poofs for everyone and Kitty reckons even the dogs and cats have their own Poofs Kitty s brilliant plan to get rid of all the protesters Go team No not that team this is another most unexpected one that will crack you upFinally your faith in human nature will be restored by the call Mister Joel Oliver put out It was answered and wow was it ever answered The Poofs give a hand too at clothing removal ol There are times when the press is our friendgiggleFinally there s a great message at a most emotional time and one that should reverberate with any decent personthey re all smart enough to know that skin tones and sexual orientation aren t what actually matters about a person How they ive their Fashion Faux Paw life is what matters what they do when faced with evil what they do when no one sookingThe StoryKitty is under siege from so many directions bad dreams hate groups dogging everyone But she s determined to keep up the appearance of business as usual A goal that will take some doing to escape and head out for breakfast and it almost Pillars of Light looksike it succeeds Instead it s an ambush by the Axis of Evil who are trying very hard to break up the cozy groupThere s a new acuaintance who has Kitty s radar up tempered by the knowledge that Chuckie respects himThen comes Walter s call for help from Dulce Science Centerand no one is answering Kitty s certain the baddies are after the kids and the animals have pretty much confirmed it Just one of too many attacksThe CharactersKitty is Jeff s wife half A C due to drugs given her by their enemies in an earlier installment and the American Centaurion Head Ambassador She s also Megalomaniac Girl Bruno and Lola are their peregrine pair Poofikins is her Poof Jeff Martini is a Congressman for New Mexico s 2nd District and Harlie is his Poof Jamie is their 18 month old daughter Mous Mous is her Poof Kitty s mother is Angela Katt the head of the Presidential Terrorism Control Unit PTCU although Kitty had thought for the ongest time that her mother was a consultant and her father a history professor Dad Sol actually does a ot of cryptology work for NASA Uncle Mort Major General Mortimer Katt is with the MarinesAs for what Kitty thought Chuck was well she thought her oldest and best friend Charles Reynolds was a self made millionaire and international playboy Not the head of the CIA s E T Division He and Naomi got married six months ago and they ve been so happy Naomi Auntie Mimi Gower White and A C godmother and her sister Abigail Auntie Abby are the embassy cultural attach es ErikaEricka is their mother Stanley is their father Her eldest brother Paul Gower is the A C s Supreme Pontifex and married to James Reader Jamie s human godfather Richard White is the former Pontifex Kitty s partner in the field and hooked up with Nurse Magdalena CarterChristopher White Jeff s cousin and the Minister of Sulky Pouts intentionally enhanced himself and is married to Amy Gaultier White Jamie s human godmother Toby is his Poof Brian Dwyer is Serene s husband and Patrick is their hybrid sonMichael Gower his Poof is Fuzzball the astronaut and Paul s brother who s engaged to CarolinePierre is the embassy concierge and majordomo Doreen and Irving have been herded by the peregrines into the daycare center Dr Tito Hernandez is human and the A C doctor ooking into the Yates Gene Francine from Euro Base is Kitty s assigne. When rumors of a new super drug surface the FBI comes to Jeff and Kitty Katt Martini for help It becomes uickly apparent that the drug is merely the tip of a deadly iceberg and a much insidious plan is underway involving Titan Security Gaultier Enterprises and YatesCorpAs newly discovered A Cs and hybrids begin to surface each with expanded and deadly talents and signs point to
Gini Koch lives in Phoenix Arizona and writes the bestselling fast fresh and funny AlienKatherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books the Necropolis Enforcement Files series and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series Alien in the House Book 7 in her long running Alien series won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013 Book 14 Alien Nation won the