In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies. In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions. What used to be considered an important – even glamorous – department for public police is very different for the corporate species, and Gray finds himself stuck in a dead end job.
That is, until the Spine Thief arrives.
When a serial killer begins harvesting the spinal tissue of corporate employees all over the city, Detective Gray finds himself plunged into the first truly major case of his career. Caught in a dangerous mix of murder, betrayal and conflicting corporate interest, Gray will find himself not only matching wits with a diabolical murderer but grapple with his growing doubt toward his employers in the dawning months of the American tricentennial. A thrilling mystery set in the same world as the Wonderland Cycle, Bone Wires is a grim trip into the streets of the empty future.
This was a really fantastic book! I enjoyed it so much, it was different, After all, it's a futuristic world with a murder mystery! So that was really fantastic! It was really great reading this book, and comparing what I know about what was happening to how it would be done now!
The idea that things that were once government-run are now privately run, well, yeah, that's a bit scary! Because the thought about corporations, is that they're looking out for the bottom line, and if they're running the police, well, then said police won't come after the company's wrong-doings!
These characters felt really real, like, they pretty much jumped off the page, as much as they can as fictional characters! And seeing as it feels like to me if you put a real person in the pages, that they wouldn't do the same, even though they aren't fictional, says something!
I really enjoyed the investigation, and how hard it was for Gary and the rest of them to do this. Because this guy is threatening the system, unbalancing it that cops are more important again because the company would be losing out with their employees in fear of their lives!
This was a really fantastic book, I enjoyed reading it, and how it wrapped up! Really great!
Author: Michael Shean
Read: September 19th, 2012
Source: Full Moon Bites Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded like a great book!
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Published: July 13th 2012
Michael Shean was born amongst the sleepy hills and coal mines of southern West Virginia in 1978. Taught to read by his parents at a very early age, he has had a great love of the written word since the very beginning of his life. Growing up, he was often plagued with feelings of isolation and loneliness; he began writing off and on to help deflect this, though these themes are often explored in his work as a consequence. At the age of 16, Michael began to experience a chain of vivid nightmares that has continued to this day; it is from these aberrant dreams that he draws inspiration.
In 2001 Michael left West Virginia to pursue a career in the tech industry, and he settled in the Washington, DC area as a web designer and graphic artist. As a result his writing was put aside and not revisited until five years later. In 2006 he met his current fiancee, who urged him to pick up his writing once more. Several years of work and experimentation yielded the core of what would become his first novel, Shadow of a Dead Star (2011). Michael is currently signed with Curiosity Quills Press, who has overtaken publication of Shadow of a Dead Star and the other books of his Wonderland Cycle.
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