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Publisher's Summary

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., best-selling author of The Mongrel Mage, has a brand-new gaslamp political fantasy: Isolate.

Industrialization. Social unrest. Underground movements. Government corruption and surveillance.

Something is about to give.

Steffan Dekkard is an isolate, one of the small percentage of people who are immune to the projections of empaths. As an isolate, he has been trained as a security specialist, and he and his security partner Avraal Ysella, a highly trained empath, are employed by Axel Obreduur, a senior Craft Minister and the de facto political strategist of his party.

When a respected Landor Councilor dies of “heart failure” at a social event, because of his political friendship with Obreduur, Dekkard and Ysella find that not only is their employer a target, but so are they, in a covert and deadly struggle for control of the government and economy.

Steffan is about to understand that everything he believed is an illusion.

©2021 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

“Delicious with intrigue and artful revelations, Modesitt’s Isolate comes at you with top-drawer worldbuilding and compelling characters. Here we have a hot new gaslamp world fraught with political machinations that will keep you up reading into the night. Modesitt has always been great, so how does he keep getting better? Read Isolate and find out.” (Peter Orullian, author of The Unremembered)

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Who the hell is speaking?

the readers voice is ok but his males and females run together soooooooo much I can’t not tell who’s is talking they all sounds the same it’s a good book but so so reader maybe need to think about getting a female reader to help with the voices

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Slow story to begin with; but worth it!

Excellent character development and story. I look forward to the next in series. Great presentation.

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Regret wasting a credit

If I never here the word sardonic again it will be too soon! The dialogue is stale and recycled throughout, the narrator is flat, and I didn’t think it possible but this book had too much world building.6

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Hooray

Truly delightful story so different from his other books but have read, re-read and re-read again to absorb so many new ideas presented by this author. Can hardly wait for volume 2 in august that I will pre-order as soon as available.

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A fantasy political intrigue book that has long descriptions of both ESPer powers and bureaucratic shenanigans. It'd be really fun if it weren't for the fact that the narrator gives absolutely no color to his narration to the point of sounding completely bored with what he is reading. As such the book is dragged completely down and I'm afraid I'll have to return it.