Gun, with Occasional Music
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2007
Duration: 8 hours 40 minutes
Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems—not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor, perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time. But when the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in the crossfire in a futuristic world that is both funny—and not so funny.
“This colorful first novel is a fast and lively read, full of humorous visions and outlandish predicaments.” --Publishers Weekly