In the deepest reaches of the galaxy there are places and beings that aren’t impossible, just very, very improbable.
Carrie Hatchett is a low-achieving daydreamer, and the last person on Earth who should be resolving disputes for the Transgalactic Council. After providing a good home for her butt-ugly dog and psychotic cat, her biggest challenge in life is to avoid being fired, again.
But a strange green mist sucks her beneath her kitchen sink, and an unusual clerical error leads to an offer she foolishly doesn’t refuse.
In settling a conflict between the mechanical placktoids and the mysterious oootoon, Carrie reveals a threat to the entire galaxy.
Mission Improbable is Book One in the light-hearted, fast-paced Carrie Hatchett Space Adventures series.
Fans of serial science fiction rejoice! Here is the author you have been waiting for.
A fast and fun read, Mission: Improbable introduces readers to Carrie Hatchet, a forgetful mess of a woman who finds herself working by night as a Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liaison Officer, which is every bit as fun as it sounds. Full of humor, suspense, and an original cast of humans and aliens alike, Mission: Improbable sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting space adventure series.
I really enjoyed this book in the same way I enjoy the Artemis Fowl books. It caused me to laugh out loud a number of times. I’m in the habit of reading as I eat breakfast and dinner, and once I sort of spit out my drink. Like the Artemis Fowl books, although it is funny and has a great cast of zany characters, the conflict of the story is written quite seriously. Without giving anything away, it revolves around two alien species at war. One is bombing the other and one has been taking hostages. This plot and its resolution is surprisingly meaningful. You sort of have a laugh, but then turn around and think, “Well, that was actually quite deep.” The nature of the different types of aliens is also very creative. Very original.
Fascinated by the unusual and unknown since childhood, J.J. Green first departed the U.K. as a young adult and has lived in Australia and Laos as well as her current abode, Taiwan. Her choice of writing genre reflects her interests and includes science fiction, fantasy, weird, dark and humorous tales.