By John Meaney
Hailed as “the first vital new SF author of the twenty first century,” John Meaney grants a darkly luminous new mystery that blends futuristic noir with gothic delusion. right here, in a urban of the lifeless 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 good looks and exclusive inventive presents, they have been murdered within the such a lot surprising methods that you can imagine and their corpses stolen. Now the famed diva Maria daLivnova is arriving in Tristopolis—a urban actually powered by means of the big necroflux turbines that method the dead—and it really is as much as Lieutenant Donal Riordan to ensure she ends her restricted engagement alive.
But Riordan isn’t the one one looking at deLivnova. For the Diva is being by way of different mystery “protectors”: Commander Laura Steele—who’s made a roughly profitable transition to para-life—and her associate, the invisible free-wraith Xalia. they're a part of the necropolis’s big underground community and they’ve mobilized opposed to an unseen enemy for a conflict of epic proportions. For a perverse demise cult with robust participants in each stratum of society has realized tips on how to distill from the bones in their sacrificed sufferers the final word thrill—a nectar that, as soon as tasted, is irresistible. And the extra priceless the existence, the better the excitement it's to take it away.
Soon Riordan will locate himself within the unlikeliest of alliances as he trips via an international of corruption—both aboveground and below—among gargoyles and zombies, spirit slaves and assassins, technology and sorcery, looking for an enemy even the useless have each cause to fear….
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Bone Song (Tristopolis, Book 1) by John Meaney