As a Level Eight telepath, I am the best police interrogator in the department. But I’m not a cop - I never will be - and my only friend on the force, Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino, is avoiding me because of a telepathic link I created by accident.
And I might not even be an interrogator for much longer. Our boss says unless I pull out a miracle, I’ll be gone before Christmas. I need this job, damn it. It’s the only thing keeping me sane.
Parts for illegal Tech - the same parts used to bring the world to its knees in the Tech Wars 60 years ago - are being hijacked all over the city. Plus Cherbino's longtime nemesis, a cop killer, has resurfaced with a vengeance. If I can stay alive long enough, I just might be able to prove my worth, once and for all....
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By crazybatcow on 07-08-15
A normal troubled guy with super powers...
I bought books 1 and 2 quite awhile ago then forgot about them. When I found Clean in my library, I charged right through it. It was one of the better urban fantasies I've read in a long time, so I then read this book which, it turned out, I liked just as much as the first book. So I went and bought the next two in the series as well.
It's an urban fantasy with a male main character who is nothing at all like Dresden (or Mike Carey's Castor for that matter) - he is troubled and challenged and doesn't necessarily know what he is doing all the time - which is why I like him so much. He isn't a super hero, even though he does have super powers of a sort. It is also a decent detective novel, with hints of noir... if the setting didn't include super natural abilities, it could actually fit within the detective/procedural genre fairly easily.
I like the character development; I like the fact that the main character isn't full of himself and sometimes lacks confidence - just like a normal person would in his circumstances. The narration is very good. There is no sex or gore and...I don't think there is much swearing - least I didn't notice it if there was.
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By Dianne on 05-04-13
great story, I can't wait for number 3
What made the experience of listening to Sharp the most enjoyable?
The narrator has one of the most pleasant voices I've heard yet in an audio book. The story is unique, something seldom seen these days in sci-fi-fantasy books. I loved every minute of these two novels by Alex Hughes and I can't wait for more.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Adam, the main character is a flawed, guilt ridden individual who is desperately trying to stay on the right path but life gets too much for him and he decides to go astray. However, fate seems to have other plans for him and he just keeps putting one foot in front of the other. His demons do come back to haunt him from time to time though.
Which character – as performed by Daniel May – was your favorite?
Adam of course.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Schwartz is in the hospital and Adam realizes how important this man is to his survival, and his sanity.
Any additional comments?
Love the book and the narrator.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful