Monday, September 12, 2011
The Immortality Virus by Christine Amsden
Imagine a world where no one died of natural causes anymore...
Twilight Times Books published this story in June and sent me a copy for review (thank you). Check with your local bookstore for a copy.
I have not read anything by this author before, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. The story line intrigued me, though.
Grace Harper is a black-listed PI that is short on work and money so she was happy to get a call from one of the richest men in the world. Of course, she didn't know how much trouble it was going to get her into.
This is a fast paced adventure story. Grace has no idea who she can trust. Her employer will probably kill her when she finds the man he's looking for, the cops are warning her to be careful and no matter where she goes or who she tries to talk to, someone tries to kill her.
Grace has no illusions about her safety but she's trying to complete her job. The more she learns, the less she knows. This is not any easy assignment.
The author does a very good job of creating a world of the future. The problems have not decreased, nor has the evil in the world lessened. It's a hard world, and even if you can live longer, you can still die younger...
If you enjoy dystopian fantasy, this book is one your shouldn't miss. It's an interesting good read, so get a copy and try it yourself.