A futuristic noir thriller: When Jess Green is recruited by the Unit for her unusual abilities, she hopes she’s finally found safe haven. Unfortunately life in Department Thirteen (Crime Solutions) is anything but.
A sinister brotherhood are stealing human organs, and Jess and her uncooperative handler are put on the case. Their quest takes them into the lair of a rich philanthropist and his beautiful, brilliant daughter who together run The Eternity Fund, anti-aging as it’s never been known before.
Haunted by flashbacks and convinced that something within the organisation is dreadfully familiar, Jess finds herself recalling the shadows of her past and wondering whether she will ever truly be free…
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Crime and SF
Probably. I will give her next book a chance
It was something different and it wasn't obvious who the perpetrator was.
addictive post-apocalyptic dystopian fairytale
Absolutely. Beautifully observed characterisations; highly original and endearling female protagonist with an uncanny talent, who comes head to head with a brilliantly realised, scary societal solution to anti aging, and a twisting, beguiling plot driven through a vicerally depicted, seductively believable future world. Very ocassional i got a bit lost, but it didn't affect the story's overall excitement . I'd like a copy of the book to reread the complex ending - but then i'm someone who always needs to get the crossword puzzle out. Looking forward to the second and third in the trilogy, not least see how the bigger canvas is painted. What destroyed the earth initially? Will notions of anti-ageing ever lose traction? How can Jess make sense of her future... ?
Being thrown headlong into a confident, assured narrative and left to glean the context and story like a local. The writer's authentic voice and engaging style creates a fully formed furturescape, yet simultaneously maintains a deep sense of mystery. Reminded me of Pullman's writing, in that way.
Jess, of course. But they're all engaging, particularly Mo, and Jess's mentor, who's name i've forgotten. I loved the golumesque librarian too.
Yes, but I only wish I had the time - instead I was listening in snatched moments on the tube and whilst cooking meals for hoards. Would buy the book too, if it gets into print. It should.