By John Meaney
Hailed as “the first vital new SF author of the twenty first century,” John Meaney promises a darkly luminous new mystery that blends futuristic noir with gothic fable. right here, in a urban of the lifeless the place wish is especially a lot alive and homicide a excitement for connoisseurs, a good cop needs to face his personal darkest impulses simply to have a prayer.
There were 4 sufferers already. Famed for his or her attractiveness and special inventive presents, they have been murdered within the such a lot stunning methods conceivable and their corpses stolen. Now the famed diva Maria daLivnova is arriving in Tristopolis—a urban actually powered via the large necroflux turbines that method the dead—and it really is as much as Lieutenant Donal Riordan to ensure she ends her constrained engagement alive.
But Riordan isn’t the one one looking at deLivnova. For the Diva is being through different mystery “protectors”: Commander Laura Steele—who’s made a kind of profitable transition to para-life—and her associate, the invisible free-wraith Xalia. they're a part of the necropolis’s sizeable underground community and they’ve mobilized opposed to an unseen enemy for a conflict of epic proportions. For a perverse loss of life cult with robust individuals in each stratum of society has discovered tips on how to distill from the bones in their sacrificed sufferers the final word thrill—a nectar that, as soon as tasted, is irresistible. And the extra beneficial the existence, the better the excitement it really is to take it away.
Soon Riordan will locate himself within the unlikeliest of alliances as he trips via an international of corruption—both aboveground and below—among gargoyles and zombies, spirit slaves and assassins, technology and sorcery, looking for an enemy even the lifeless have each cause to fear….
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If not for that last glance, she might actually have let the whole thing go. Since leaving college before finals—in spite of her mother’s tearful pleas and her sister’s furious diatribes and baleful ultimatums—Andersen had gotten good at letting things go. The look back from this middle distance showed her two things. First, the thing did not sink back into the earth as she had at first thought. The tongue of metal was sticking up in the middle of a fairly fresh declivity, not wide but fairly deep, and surely the result of late-winter runoff and the heavy spring rains that had followed it.
Her, a woman who went one-twenty-five, maybe one-thirty, tops. Of course she was flowing heavily. She was fine—in fact, should be grateful she wasn’t cramping as well as gushing. My, how poetic we are today, Bobbi, she thought, and uttered a harsh little laugh. All she really needed was to clean herself up: a shower and a change would do fine. The jeans had been ready for either the trash or the ragbag anyway. Now there was one less worry in a troubled, confusing world, right? Right. No big deal.
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