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New York Blues [Kindle Edition]

Eric Brown
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Hal Halliday runs a missing persons business in mid 21st century New York. It is a city that is drowning in refugees after terrorist outrages have left much of America a radioactive wasteland. People colour their grim lives with endless hours spent in VR. It is an addiction which has made VR magnate Sergio Mantoni a multi-millionaire. But now Mantoni faces a threat from a guerilla group called VIREX, who are dedicated to ending the false promise of VR. And when Hal accepts a job to look for the missing sister of a Holodrama star, he find himself drawn into the complex world of VR and VIREX . . .

ERIC BROWN was born in West Yorkshire, England in 1960, Brown has lived in Australia, India, and Greece. He began writing when he was fifteen and sold his first short story to Interzone in 1986. His story The Time-Lapsed Man won the Interzone readers' roll for the most admired story of 1988. He has won the British Science Fiction Award twice for his short stories and has published over twenty books: SF novels, collections, books for teenagers and younger children, as well as radio plays, articles and reviews. His latest books include the collection Threshold Shift, the novella The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne, and the children's book Crazy Love. He is married to the writer and mediaevalist Finn Sinclair, and has one daughter, Freya. He lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 486 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Anarchy Books (1 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QWEIPS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #268,905 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Entertaining 12 April 2012
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
Here in the second book in Eric's Virex trilogy is a story that is part cyberpunk, part Virtual Reality and blended together with Crime Noir as our hero Hal, takes on all comers as he searches for a missing girl. Its quirky, the characters come over well and personable and when you add to the mix saboteurs who seek to destroy VR it's a tale that is quite complex.

All in this strange amalgamation works very well and whilst I've not been Eric's biggest fan, I found myself drawn deeper into this world than I have been in previous outings as Hal was a character I really liked to spend time with. Finally, if you want a tale different to the norm, a calculating hero and a villain of equal proportions then this offering from Anarchy Books really will hit the spot.
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