'Sight of Proteus' introduced us to form change - the science of modifying the human body using complex computer programs and bio-feedback
As Proteus Unbound begins, The hero of the first novel, Bey Wolf is down and out, but as the greatest expert in form change available - all the others are inexplicably mad or dead, he is not allowed to disintegrate in peace. He is dragged back into the real world to find out why form changes are going wrong in the outer systems. He also has his own mystery - why he keeps having visions of a capering clown. of course it is immediately obvious from the start that whatever is wiping out the rest of the experts is also having it's affect on him and that it is pretty likely that the reason is to prevent investigation of the form-change problems but nobody seems to realise this for a long time. Like the first novel, this rattles along well, but ultimately I found it a little predictable. Nevertheless it is good fun and an entertaining light read.