Liquid Cool (The Cyberpunk Detective Series)
By Austin Dragon
- Release Date: 2016-02-14
- Genre: Adventure
Liquid Cool (The Cyberpunk Detective Series) Austin Dragon Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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Sam Spade would recognize him!
When I first met Rick Deckhard in “Blade Runner”, I easily believed that here was the ultimate combination of mystery and sci-fi genres. Now I have had to revise my thinking.
I have to give Austin Dragon my thanks for introducing me to Mr. Cruz who both Mr. Deckhard and Mr. Spade would both recognize as a kindred soul, a “Private Detective”.
By Caught Dead in Wyoming
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well written and edited.
At first I thought it was so so. I stoped reading it. Then for some reason I read the reviews again. They mostly liked the story, so what the hell, I started reading it again. I’m glad I did. I enjoyed the story and going to buy the next book.
Couldn't put it down, had to finish!
Such a good book. I was entertained through it all!
Well-written, with a clever, and original storyline. I recommend.
I didn't know what to expect when I started this book. But as I got into it I found it exhilarating & fun.I highly recommend it! Truly a fine start to this series.
Cool ride through the meanest streets
Austin Dragon takes readers on a breakneck paced tour through mega-city Metropolis, courtesy of reluctant Detective Cruz. Cruz was hired by a friend to find out why a mutual friend was killed. He takes the job, but is not certain he wants to make it a career. As a neophyte detective, Cruz makes brilliant deductions on par with Sherlock Holmes and handles every situation easily, from shoot outs to dinner with his hostile future in-laws. As Cruz struggles to get to the bottom of the case and decide if he wants to make the title of detective permanent, we get glimpses of an interesting take on future society along the way. I definitely enjoyed the ride, and would happily take another cruise with Mr. Dragon.
It took me a little while to get into this book but once I did I couldn't put I down. Lots of fun.
Fantastic Start to Series
Though there is a prequel out that that gives a glimpse into this world, this is the first book in the cyberpunk detective series Liquid Cool. It does not end in a cliff hanger, but sets the stage for future books in the series. There is violence.
The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that info here. The author did a good job of keeping a steady pace throughout the book to keep this reader interested. It kept you guessing what twists and turns would be revealed in the pages ahead. And there are plenty of twists, turns, and surprises in this story.
The world that the author describes is futuristic with towering mega skyscrapers, hover cars and trucks. The setting is Metropolis and it is always raining. As is typical in these cities, those with money live "up top" in the taller buildings and the wealth and legitimacy of most businesses go down from there to street level. (If you have seen the movie Blade Runner, you have a good idea about what I imagine it would be like.)
The main character, Cruz, is the most unlikeliest of Private Consultants. He'd be a Private Investigator/Detective if he could afford to get the license. He is a mishmash of characteristics - obsessive about the classic bright red Pony hovercraft he restored, always wears a tan coat (in my head it's a trench coat like Columbo wore) and fedora hat, extreme germaphobe, and won't stop when he wants something.
This is definitely a series that I want to continue reading! I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. But I would have purchased the book if I hadn't.