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This noir fantasy thriller from a debut author introduces the gritty town of Titanshade where danger lurks around every corner Take a little Mickey Spillane some Dashiell Hammet a bit of Raymond Chandler and mix it with Phillip K Dick's Blade Runner; add a taste of CJ Box and Craig Johnson and you've got a masterpiece of a first novel W Michael Gear New York Times bestselling authorCarter's a homicide cop in Tit. Why read this review when you could be reading Titanshade instead Are you perhaps unsure if this book is for you How Look at the cover LOOK AT THE COVER This cover tells you exactly what you're getting into It's noir It's pulp It's a gritty cop drama where the lead detective's doing his best to stay sane in a dirty city hell bent on eating itself alive Oh and his partner has FACE MANDIBLES because it's also sci fi but not sueaky clean future scifi no this is retro lowtech scifi This is the glorious lovechild of Dragnet and Alien Nation and LA Confidential and Sin City all at once The world is simultaneously so familiar that you forget it's scifi and also so uniue that it opens up brilliant new possibilities in the main murder mystery It is an absolutely unapologetic crime novel that doesn't owe you any of the things you think scifi is supposed to do Every chapter will leave a taste of smoky whiskey in your mouth I tore through my advance copy in four days and want another bottle of it

Summary × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Dan Stout

Anshade an oil boomtown where 8 tracks are state of the art disco rules the radio and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels It's also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster As its oil reserves run dry the city's future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as SuibsBut now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Suib diplomat The pressure's never been. Okay so I'm basically a ray of sunshine but every now and then I indulge in some good old fashioned violent noir and it was about that time I loved this book Admittedly it's just the sort of thing that I'm into kind of a sci fifantasynoir kind of novel set in a world technologically similar to our own but with some magic and a few other intelligent species in addition to humansIt was the first chapter that really hooked meCarter a seasoned detective with a sharp mind and bad history has been called to the scene of a horrific murder The room is red with viscera It is a horrible display of tragedy and savagery And for some reason to Carter it is smelling and delicioushuhTurns out that the victim was a member of a species of frog people and their blood smells delicious to homo sapiens Explains why they keep to themselves so much and refuse to go to hospitals We struggle with poor Carter who is standing in the middle of this room full of pain and suffering as his mind is processing the horror around him and his mouth is watering with a mix of arousal and nauseaThe horror and dread of that chapter reminded me of Stephen King and I was in for the long haulThe simple murder case becomes complicated when they discover that the victim was part of a visiting ambassador's envoy and was in town for political bargaining No one seems to benefit from his death but everyone seems to be hiding something Is it a corrupt politician Corrupt businessman Dirty cop All or none of the aboveWill someone else please read this so we can talk about it arc received from the publisher

Dan Stout ✓ 5 Free read

Higher to make a uick arrest even as Carter's investigation leads him into conflict with the city's elite Undermined by corrupt coworkers and falsified evidence and with a suspect list that includes power hungry politicians oil magnates and mad scientists Carter must find the killer before the investigation turns into a witch hunt and those closest to him pay the ultimate price on the filthy streets of Titansha. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewCarter's a homicide cop in Titanshade an oil boomtown where 8 tracks are state of the art disco rules the radio and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels It's also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster As its oil reserves run dry the city's future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Suibs But now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Suib diplomat The pressure's never been higher to make a uick arrest even as Carter's investigation leads him into conflict with the city's elite Undermined by corrupt coworkers and falsified evidence and with a suspect list that includes power hungry politicians oil magnates and mad scientists Carter must find the killer before the investigation turns into a witch hunt and those closest to him pay the ultimate price on the filthy streets of TitanshadeI can now officially say that Titanshade by Dan Stout is one of my favorite reads of 2019 The description and cover art by the amazing Christian McGrath totally reeled me right off the bat Luckily for me the novel really delivers in the best ways It's a gritty fantasy sci fi noir and the best way I can describe it is that it's a great combination of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher Dirty Harry Dragnet LA Confidential and Chinatown all rolled into one I didn't realize I needed that until now and now that I'm done I definitely need of the genre I've got my fingers crossed that we'll see from this world and these characters in the future The characters particularly Carter are all wonderfully complex and can practically walk right off the page The pacing and dialogue are absolutely crackling The author also does a fantastic job of creating the detailed world of Titanshade itself it's practically a character in its own right Anyway I also loved just how original and inventive this novel is I can't say I've every read anything uite it before but I hope I can say I have in the futureOverall Dan Stout's Titanshade is one of the best debut novels I've had the chance to read in ages I need to return to this world stat No matter what I know I need of the author in my life Thanks again for the opportunity NetGalley

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