Diving into the Wreck is divided into three parts. The first two are the most interesting from a technology science fiction angle, the last more suspenseful and dramatic. This should give you a clue which ones I like the best. The future Kristine Kathryn Rusch has created in this book is so distant, that while technically advanced from today, they have lost some of their best technology. As a wreck diver, the lead character searches the universe for old spaceships, from which she sells items. The she discovers in this book with its unusual technology may be her biggest haul.
The lead character in this book, “Boss” is a tough nut to crack. Rusch likes this hard-nosed character but in spite of the character’s seriousness, she does have a deep moral code and a very caring heart. The main villain besides the nameless, faceless Empire is her father. She battles her own mixed feelings when she comes in contact with him, besides his diabolical nature.
As always, Kristine Kathryn Rusch creates a seamless future world. The ideas are completely reasonable and coherent. She has a way of writing that evokes comic books, quick, to the point and full of action.