You don't want to miss this one. The Netherworld books seem to get better and better. If you haven't read Pleasure Model and Blood-Stained Man, Money Shot is reason enough to do so, though thanks to Rowley's straight-forward reminders, it contains enough history to stand on its own - it just won't be quite as fulfilling as if you'd been with Rook, Plesur and Miss Julia from the start.
After a page or two of an intriguing metaphysical opening, the heart-gripping action starts and doesn't stop. This is so real, so clearly seen, heard, felt and smelled that you can't get out of it anymore than Rook Venner can. You're trapped till it's over. There's no time to catch your breath. Every minute of the battle is accounted for; you might as well be in it. And things are never all right. It's one nightmare after another. The weaponry is staggering - among them, robot armies of Thunderclaws that look like seven-foot-tall praying mantises, and ten-ton steel monsters with feet the size of cars. Miss Julia the Dominatrix, might be the most frightening weapon of all, if you're a man. Plesur is a pleasure to watch, assailing the enemy on the strength of a military "ex-plant".
Through it all, the human element is always there - peoples' passions, regrets, loves and hates.
And the underlying story, not revealed until the very end, is so all-encompassing, frightening, horrifying and relevant that it will keep you forever on the look-out for signs of it in our own version of netherworld. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.