Mailbox Monday

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I received one book in the mail last week. It's a tech noir thriller called Rivers of Gold by Adam Dunn. From Bloomsbury's website, the description reads:

Bright Lights, Big City meets The Wire in a compulsive, sexy, gritty urban thriller set in the day-after-tomorrow's financially devastated New York, by a phenomenally talented first-time novelist.

New York City has never been an easy place to make it, but in the year 2013, it's a little tougher than usual. Race riots. Massive unemployment. Rampant crime. Vacant buildings now housing a thriving black market. A worthless currency and a broken government. Welcome to the Second Great Depression. Some have adapted to life in tomorrow's Big Apple. Like Renny, a part-time fashion photographer and full-time drug dealer who oversees a network of taxicabs running contraband through the underground party circuit. He works for Reza, an enterprising immigrant who has turned the city's nightlife down a deadly road.

Others in the city are just trying to hang on. Like Detective Sixto Santiago, part of an experimental new NYPD unit known as the Citywide Anticrime Bureau (CAB), squads of undercover cops in taxicabs who are meant to hold down the chaos just enough to keep tourists coming. Santiago's new assignment will send him after the man both Renny and Reza must ultimately answer to, a criminal visionary known only as the Slav. But Santiago's most dangerous foe just might be his new partner. From the grime of the city's taxi garages to the sterilized peaks where high finance and organized crime converge, Rivers of Gold is a kaleidoscopic vision of the near future gone hideously wrong.


bermudaonion on October 25, 2010 at 1:08 PM said...

I bet my husband would like that one!

Staci on October 25, 2010 at 6:56 PM said...

I've never read a noir but I'm intrigued by them! Enjoy!

Linda Ellen on October 26, 2010 at 1:57 AM said...

Hmmm . . . I don't think I've ever read a tech noir before. Every time I think of "noir", I think of the 40s - 50s detective movies.

Oh, and "noir" makes me think of Spider-Man Noir in the game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimension.

Oops, I went off on a tangent.

I'm curious to know what you think! =)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) on October 26, 2010 at 2:59 PM said...

That's a new one for me. Enjoy!!


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