About Bone Wires
In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies. In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions. What used to be considered an important - even glamorous - department for public police is very different for the corporate species, and Gray finds himself stuck in a dead end job.
That is, until the Spine Thief arrives.
When a serial killer begins harvesting the spinal tissue of corporate employees all over the city, Detective Gray finds himself plunged into the first truly major case of his career. Caught in a dangerous mix of murder, betrayal and conflicting corporate interest, Gray will find himself not only matching wits with a diabolical murderer but grappling with his growing doubt toward his employers in the dawning months of the American tricentennial. A thrilling mystery set in the same world as the Wonderland Cycle, Bone Wires is a grim trip into the streets of the empty future.
Reviews for Bone Wires
Dark and complicated, but absolutely believable. Dirty and disgusting people do nasty things to each other, just like Dashiell Hammett told us years ago. I have to agree that things won't change much in the near future. It's scary,but probably true. Fascinating and exciting read nonetheless.
Another cracking read from Mr Shean.
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.
I have to say at first I was going to give 4 1/2 stars it just seemed so slow for me and I was not captured into the book. When I first started it, I found myself re-reading sentences to make sure I understood. The first 33 percent in I was wanting to put it down, but after that mark I found myself so engrossed in the book that I did not want to put it down. So I now give it 5 stars.
There was one scene that really bothered me – Dan, the main guy, had a run-in with a Pacification officer who was a serious racist. Dan was thinking to himself how ironic it was that this officer, who was a homosexual, was no longer under stigma for this, yet was a racist – it just felt like “ZOMG look at us, we’re so advanced now that our homosexuals are racist!” It felt... I guess, pushed.
Now you would think with all this complaining I didn’t like it, but that would be wrong. I actually did like it – much better than [...]