"Strong futuristic crime thriller"
In the distant future, humanity lives in domed areas the
size of cities that are bioorganic, self-perpetuating
structures. The rich live in the newest areas and the not
so wealthy reside in the old section that will disintegrate
in a decade or so. Jack Stein, a former black ops agent,
works as a physic detective, a person with the gift of
psychometry and the ability to find clues in his dreams.
Outreach Industries, a very powerful and wealthy
corporation, hires Jack to learn what happened to the
miners on Daril III who disappeared without a trace. A
lover of one of the lost miner's works in the home office
of Outreach. He gives Jack the missing Miner's hand held
computer. It is password protected so he goes to someone
who can crack the code. When he returns, the person is
dead, the eleven-year-old child who was staying there goes
home with Jack and the police pay him a visit. There is
obviously more going on than some missing miners and the
conspiracy of silence coaxes Jack to keep trying to solve
Fans of futuristic crime thrillers like J.D. Robb's Death
series will definitely enjoy WYRMHOLE. The protagonist is
a complex man who wears blinders until he is forced to take
them off and see the world as it really is (sort of like
the Matrix but more mental than physical illusion). Once
he does that, the audience sees his inner strength and
moral compass emerge and appreciate the man he has become.
Science fiction fans and readers who like private
investigator tales, especially those who apreciate a
strong convergence, will enjoy this futuristic urban noir.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 6, 2003