Top positive review
A good, fast-paced read
on 26 September 2012
Talon Avalon is a man on the run in the future world of 2064's Chicago - a dazzling world of roof-top greenery, casual sex and recreational drugs - where violent crime is a thing of the past thank's to TEV technology that allows trained "van-dammes" the ability to see into the past and catch criminals red-handed. Within the first chapter, our hero is called upon to investigate a mysterious disappearance, which turns out to be Chicago's first murder in over a decade, and he quickly identifies the murderer as himself.
Rather understandably, Talon is a little taken aback by this and decides to clear his name - pursued by the entire Chicago police force and his partner Teague who has more than just a grudge to settle, Talon soon discovers the shocking reality of his predicament.
I enjoyed this book's premise and the style in which it was written - very similar to the author's other work, especially the Jack Daniels mysteries series. You can easily tell that the author is enjoying the freedom that self-publishing brings; no idea is too wild and no plot twist is too outlandish. Thankfully, the multiple twists and turns never go too far and just about keep you within the realms of reality (however you might define that term). The book was a good, quick read, funny at times and full of original and wild ideas. I'm looking forward to reading the second book "supersymmetry".