Excellent yarn, with quite an anchor in the real world. Like it could all turn out that way in truth. Great characters, with a bit of a tragic ending. I would love to see more stories in this line of business...
It wasn't as good as the Kovacs Series....but worth listening to. Thought it ironic...he makes "reference" to those books when he talks about a "book the main character is reading that is about a investigator he can switch bodies at will"....I digress: Good plot, great action....decent ending....could have used a little more epilogue
Richard Morgan has created a not too distant future where conflict investment is a type of business, and one gets ahead in the market place by literally killing the competition. Think of a marriage of the movies Mad Max and Wallstreet.
While the book has its violent and profane moments, it's also a good listen that keeps you coming back for more. Morgan does not just crank out formula-based novels. My guess is that there will be a sequel.
Angry, foul-mouthed characters, set in a near-future that is bizarre to say the least. I just didn't buy the plot at all, with executives dueling in the bloody car battles in the streets over "conflict investment" deals. Sound confused? That's part for the course. I listened to 7 cds worth of this stuff...and said enough.
Having listened to this author's other titles on the Kovacs series, I was expecting something much grander and more exciting. However, I struggled for most of this book trying to enjoy it. Though it moved very slowly, the concepts were initially difficult to grasp. By 3/4 of the way through I finally started to get into this book. Then it ended and I felt there was more that should have been added for closure. Not his best book.
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