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on 21 January 2014
This is the story of an ex private detective shaken out of retirement in a near future, post apocalyptic world to solve an unusual murder. Unusual because the alleged victim is a self confessed serial killer who is recorded committing suicide on video tape.
I enjoyed the book; the plot proceeds at a nice place and is an ideal airport read. I'm guessing the author was also heavily influenced by the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson; although not in the same league, it was well written enough to keep me engaged. I liked the combination of hard boiled noir elements rubbing up against future dystopia; It would seem seediness is fundamentally the same whatever the technology.
Although entertaining, it wasn't quite a five star read for me. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of certain characters and the plot could have done with a little more work to satisfyingly obfuscate things; the identity of the villains was evident quite a while before they were unmasked, mostly because there were no viable alternatives to muddy the waters. However, the as the author pointed out, this was an early work and it is still far better than most in this bracket.
Definitely worth 77p