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Publisher's Summary

In this new Pip & Flinx thriller, Alan Dean Foster displays the brilliance that has made him one of the brightest lights in science fiction. In Patrimony, fans will learn more about their favorite redhead - with emerald eyes, uncanny powers, and a poisonous minidrag - than they ever dreamed possible.

"I know who your father is . . . Gestalt."

A shocked Flinx hears these dying words from one of the renegade eugenicists whose experiments with humans 20-odd years ago shocked the galaxy...and spawned Flinx. So Flinx and his minidrag, Pip, venture to Gestalt, an out-of-the-way planet perfect for someone who never wants to be found - disregarding the advice of those who think Flinx could make better use of his time locating the ancient, sentient weapons platform that could be the galaxy's only chance of stopping the exterminating scourge that's fast approaching. Flinx might agree with them - but the quest for patrimony wins out. (Sorry, galaxy!)

Could Gestalt supply the key to Flinx's shadowy past and strange powers? An eccentric longer in a remote area of the distant planet could be he father Flinx has never stopped searching for, perhaps the only person who can unravel the mystery of Flinx's birth and his amazing, agonizing powers.

Unfortunately for Flinx, Gestalt also hosts a resident bounty hunter who's just learned about the stupendous reward offered for a certain dead redhead. Flinx gets a chance to test his adversary's skills when our hero's skimmer is blasted out of the sky and into a raging river in the middle of nowhere - a nowhere of impassable terrain and ravenous, carnivorous beasts.

But hey, what's one more impossible challenge for someone who's spent his life defying the odds and escaping the inescapable? Flinx has one thing going for him...plenty of experience.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Alan Dean Foster.

Listen to another Pip & Flinx adventure.
©2008 Alan Dean Foster (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Excellent!

One problem resolved, Flinx is "freed" to resolve a much larger, somewhat more important one.

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Not a spectacular story but entertaining nevertheless. Overdue progress of the main plot. One of the better books of the series.

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one of the best books in the series!!

flinx finally gains another level of control over his power, and the suspense is killingme

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boring and predictable

I sincerely wish Alan Dean Foster would have gone back and re-read his first two books in the PIP and Flinx series before endeavouring to write this one because this one was so boring and predictable but it was almost an agony to listen to. PIP and Flinx adventures are supposed to be just that not interminable descriptions of biology and ecology of foreign worlds. Very disappointing.

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Flinx and his dad

Love the book. As always Flinx is looking for answers. He is open minded about everyone. Nothing is easy but he survives and learns. Pip saves him multiple times.

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Tired of Flinx

Character development is weak. 12 books later and Flinx still perpetually wallows in self pity and morbid notions. Quite tired of waiting for Flinx to grow the f*** up and quit acting like such a little bitch. I can empathize with his character, but Zues's beard what a puss!

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and another winner

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I love Alan Dean Foster's writing style. Its hard to go wrong with his stories.

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Why did I wait so long?

Although a shorter book than others, Flinx knows his origins. Sad for him, but a new platform to launch himself.