Furman Simms and the Problem Princess (The Adventures of Furman Simms Book 0), by Justin Knight

From the synopsis on Amazon:

Furman Simms is an intergalactic bounty hunter. A man who lives his life one day at a time, taking which ever jobs he pleases, visiting various planets, and shooting various people, all for a pay day.

After one such job goes messy, Furman is offered a rescue mission. The planet Himal is hosting a free speech event, but it is invaded by masked hipster protestors who are intent on causing havoc, assault, and property damage. Furman must rescue two writers, guests of the event, as well as a pampered princess who is in the wrong place at the wrong time, or is she?

My Review – ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

It’s just what it says on the tin, and I enjoyed it. I wasn’t bored or confused, so Mr. Knight got past those two major hurdles pretty well. It’s a shortish story and it moves quickly, without any fluff. I laughed out loud a number of times at the references Knight made to current events; not all readers will get those.

It loses a star because it also feels somewhat unpolished. Not in a way that makes it unreadable; there are no major problems. There were just some quirks that could’ve been ironed out.

Recommended.

Find it here.

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