"wild science fiction mystery"
On TunFaire, Playmate visits private detective Garrett in
order for the sleuth to protect a kid Cypres "Kip" Prose
from abduction attempts. Apparently thugs hired by bounty
hunter Bic Gonlitt are to snatch the kid so that his
clients can use Kip to find his weird pals Lastyr and
Noodles. Kip offers very little in terms of what is
happening and even Dead Man with his multiple minds has
trouble understanding the lad who seems more footed in his
own reality than that of society.
Garrett struggles to comprehend what Kip tells him about
his two pals. A frustrated Garrett is ready to drop the
case as a waste of his time even with Playmate pushing him
to stay on. However, it turns personal when assailants
snatch the lad. Garrett begins a search to find Kip and
learn exactly what is going on.
ANGRY LEAD SKIES is a wild science fiction mystery that
never slows down for a moment. The who-done-it plays
second banana to the weird ensemble representing some of
the craziest "sentient" beings to ever grace a novel.
Garrett is a wonderful lead protagonist keeping the tale
grounded as if he is the nucleus and everyone else is the
electrons revolving around him. Glen Cook cooks up a
gritty novel that will provide much gratification to those
sub-genre fans who appreciate a strange but cohesive ride.
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 4, 2002