Exit Strategy

Martha Wells
Martha Wells's Murderbot Diaries, a wildfire science fiction phenomenon about an antisocial AI learning to care, comes to a thrilling conclusion with Exit Strategy. Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right? Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it’s caught? "I love Murderbot!"--New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie Murderbot Diaries #1 All Systems Red #2 Artificial Condition #3 Rogue Protocol #4 Exit Strategy At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Reviewed: 2020-08-19

When Murderbot leaves Milu, it intends to take the incriminating information that it has on GrayCris and deliver it personally to Mensah, but a Newsburst tells it that Mensah is missing. Its mission has changed, so it sends the data from Milu off to Mensah's family and finds transport to Mensah's last known location. Murderbot now realizes it must make contact with the humans that it once befriended but still does not trust, in order to find Mensah and take her home.
This is an action packed addition in the Murderbot Diaries series. Murderbot has evolved dramatically from when it first met Mensah and her team, and it has to use all of its newfound knowledge to rescue Mensah, risking not only its life, but also the freedom it has learned to enjoy. The connections to humans and other bots like ART and now Ship are endearing and show Murderbot's caring as well as sarcastic nature. If I could, I would probably rate this as four and a half stars with the only weakness, again, being the length of the story. Overall, a very good read.

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