Don’t expect anything less than brilliant writing and story development in Rogue Protocol the third in the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. This story pulls you in and takes you for a wild ride.
The following is the description of the story from the book cover:
“Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas?
Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial AI is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah’s SecUnit is.
And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.”
Book cover of Rogue Protocol
The third book in the Murderbot Diaries series, Rogue Protocol, is as excellently written as the first two. Martha Wells, the author of the series, has a gift for story telling, describing unique environments and character building.
There are so many good things about this book. Martha Wells creates fantastic new places. New space ships and navigation bots ferry Murderbot from place to place. The description of the almost empty space station and the abandoned terra-forming facility at the planet of Milu are excellent. The creepy atmosphere of the abandoned terra-forming facility is a perfect setting for the events that happen there.
Another interesting aspect to this story is the introduction of Miki, the human-form bot, who is a friend and assistant to the human scientists trying to reclaim the abandoned terra-forming station. Murderbot is surprised by the ways the humans treat Miki. These interactions between the scientists, Miki and Murderbot add to Murderbot’s complicated feelings about humans.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rogue Protocol and highly recommend it. It is an amazing addition to the Murderbot series.