When The Awakening happened, those humans that had special
genetic markers turn into creatures of myth and legends
including furies, trolls, Orcs and dwarves. Magic has
returned to an earth ruled by the new superpowers, mega
corporations whose people live in secured places so they
don't mix with the hoi polloi. The map of North America has
changed dramatically with Canada and the United States
being one nation surrounded by countries consisting of
various Indian tribes and a land belonging solely to the
Kellan Colt arrives in Seattle for a connection to become a
Shadowrunner, a person who will take any job, usually
illegal and who goes to any length to complete it and
collect the credits. She becomes friendly with the Orc G-
Dogg who introduces her to Lothan the leader of his cell of
Shadowrunners.. They contract a job to hijack a truck and
bring it to a certain destination. Although they completed
the job successfully Kellan feels that the client stiffed
her; when she investigates she finds her hunch is right.
She and her crew decide to pay the client back in kind.
This first book in the Shadowrun trilogy is entertaining,
exciting and filled with plenty of action. The protagonist
has more heart and scruples than most shadow runners and is
able to convince (through the force of her personality) her
comrades to teach the client a lesson he will never forget.
Readers will like and root for Kellan just as they like the
shadow runners she works with because they have fully
developed and distinct personalities.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 17, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007