Bone Song (Tristopolis, Book 1) by John Meaney

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By John Meaney

Hailed as “the first very important new SF author of the twenty first century,” John Meaney promises a darkly luminous new mystery that blends futuristic noir with gothic fable. the following, in a urban of the useless the place wish is especially a lot alive and homicide a excitement for connoisseurs, a good cop needs to face his personal darkest impulses simply to have a prayer.

There were 4 sufferers already. Famed for his or her attractiveness and exclusive creative presents, they have been murdered within the such a lot stunning methods that you can think of and their corpses stolen. Now the famed diva Maria daLivnova is arriving in Tristopolis—a urban actually powered via the big necroflux turbines that strategy the dead—and it really is as much as Lieutenant Donal Riordan to ensure she ends her constrained engagement alive.

But Riordan isn’t the one one gazing deLivnova. For the Diva is being by way of different mystery “protectors”: Commander Laura Steele—who’s made a kind of profitable transition to para-life—and her accomplice, the invisible free-wraith Xalia. they're a part of the necropolis’s great underground community and they’ve mobilized opposed to an unseen enemy for a conflict of epic proportions. For a perverse dying cult with strong individuals in each stratum of society has realized how you can distill from the bones in their sacrificed sufferers the last word thrill—a nectar that, as soon as tasted, is irresistible. And the extra worthy the existence, the higher the excitement it truly is to take it away.

Soon Riordan will locate himself within the unlikeliest of alliances as he trips via a global of corruption—both aboveground and below—among gargoyles and zombies, spirit slaves and assassins, technological know-how and sorcery, looking for an enemy even the lifeless have each cause to fear….

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P-please…” He tried to wet his mouth to speak, but his dry tongue only rasped over dry teeth and dry lips. ” Dully, he shook his head. “Stockholm Syndrome is when a kidnap victim comes to identify with his or her kidnapper. Like Patty Hearst, remember her? The Something-Something Liberation Army grabbed her, and pretty soon she was robbing banks right at their side. ” He just stared. His only expression was utter confusion. ” “Please… please, Miss…” He nodded desperately. “Well, too bad. This water is for cleaning you up.

Yes, it’s a miracle, it’s ANGEL “Bet you didn’t see that coming, Mr. Fortune,” Hamish said, punching again and giving Hasmed a stinging slap with his other hand. ” The look in the bloody eye was disturbing, and Vietnam Ham suddenly found he didn’t feel like hitting anymore. He waved a hand, and his two men flung Hasmed out in the street. But later that day, one of the thugs tripped and fell down a flight of stairs, just as Hasmed had predicted. The other thug, uneasy, got a checkup and discovered he was, indeed, infected with Treponema pallidum.

ANGEL on you, other than that crowbar, and you didn’t have anything to restrain me with. No condoms either. ” “I wouldn’t know. Jesus! Honest, you, you gotta believe me. I wasn’t… it wasn’t that. ” His voice had taken on a pleading tone. ” He slumped in his bonds. “Not really. ” She chuckled. “Oh Tommy. ” As his mouth opened with astonishment, she jammed a dishtowel into it. Then she gripped the chair by its back and started dragging him toward the cellar door. It was awkward as the bottoms of the chair legs bumped down each step, and Thomas kept making noises of protest around his gag, but she finally got him down below, into a concrete room lit by a single naked bulb.

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