Tuesday, 26 January 2016

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: The Mutant Files 3: Graveyard - William C Dietz

Release Date:  26/01/16
Publisher:  Titan


The year is 2065, almost thirty years since a bioterrorist attack decimated the population. The world has been divided, and new nations have formed. Those mutated from exposure inhabit the red zones, while norms live in the green zones. In the nation of Pacifica, Los Angeles detective Cassandra Lee must cross into mutant territory in order to solve the citys toughest crimes.


I’ve read quite a few of Williams books and one thing that they tend to have in common are characters thrust into situations that are catch 22 where any choice made can lead to someones death and usually does. They’re well written and whilst I’m not a fan of every book that he’s written I do enjoy taking time out to sit back and see what has occurred in the latest outing. Here the reader is treated to a bleak future where the US has fractured into various new countries with each trying to over power the other through acts of war.

Its well written and seeing things from the point of view of a cop who has her own emotional alongside professional problems to deal with when an army attacks her city. Its heart in mouth throughout and when the reader gets to see a serial killer trying his best alongside the sheer terror of an active warzone all round makes this a book that was a joy to read.

Add to this solid prose, a female lead who does her best to fight for her beliefs and loved ones, all round gives you a book that will have you routing for her no matter what. Great stuff.

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