Release Date: 11/04/13
Publisher: Tor (Pan Macmillan)
The sweet death of Coyote, master taxi driver, was only the first. Soon people are sneezing and dying all over Manchester. Telekinetic cop Sybil Jones knows that, like Coyote, they died happy -- but even a happy death can be a murder. As exotic blooms begin to flower all over the city, the pollen count is racing towards 2000 and Sybil is running out of time.
The second novel in the series by Jeff Vurt and to be honest I’m just pleased that I read them back to back as otherwise the complex cyberpunk world would have not only become confusing but also something that would have had me missing certain links and sleight of hand tricks that made this such a compelling read.
The prose is sharp, the story wonderfully rich and when added to characters who the reader just can’t help but want to know more about, all round makes this a series that for me has to be a modern classic. Add to the mix some wonderfully subtle twists, alongside some seriously delicious dialogue and all round you’re in for one hell of a treat. Great stuff.