Monday, August 13, 2018

Rogue Protocol (Murderbot Diaries #3), by Martha Wells (author), Kevin R. Free (narrator)

Recorded Books, August 2018

Murderbot is still in pursuit of evidence against GrayCris, because awkward questions are being asked about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is. Murderbot really needs those questions to go away, permanently.

So it's off to the site of a failed terraforming project GrayCris was involved in, where very strange things happened and may still be happening. Quietly antisocial Murderbot would prefer just to stay in its storage unit all the way there, watching its downloaded media, get the job done promptly on arrival, and leave.

That's not how it works out. Instead, Murderbot finds itself protecting Dr. Dawn Abenna, her "pet bot," Micky, and the rest of her team. Abenna's team already has hired human security consultants, but Murderbot doesn't think anyone should rely on human security consultants rather than SecUnits, and, well, beyond that its reasons may not be entirely clear to itself. There is the problem of keeping Micky quiet about its presence and activities, but it knows there are different solutions to that problem...

Murderbot continues to be a complete delight. Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.