The Clan Corporate

The Clan Corporate

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A third installment of the series that began with The Family Trade and The Hidden Family finds young business journalist Miriam Beckstein struggling with the belief systems of her chauvinistic, mafia-style alternate-reality family, a situation that is challenged when she is targeted as a prospective bride for a brain-damaged prince. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave

Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade ) that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is too much like the mafia for comfort. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, Miriam has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman. She started a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach (recounted in The Hidden Family). She fell in love with a distant relative, but he died saving her life.

Now, however, in The Clan Corporate, Miriam may be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is, for instance, the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they?

Publisher: New York : Tor , 2007
ISBN: 9780765348227
Branch Call Number: SF STROSS
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 18 cm


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May 26, 2010

This installment is a little more uneven that books 1 and 2 in the series (which should really have been one long book). It feels like there's a little more set-up happening than any actual action, however it does eventually get going in a big way. I can't wait to dig my teeth into book 4 now, this series is quickly moving up my list of must-read recommendations to my friends.


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