When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash?
After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: He is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural - which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute. It seems he is one of a special breed, a person with unusual powers. He’s also the prime suspect in a string of murders linked by a series of seemingly mundane objects. The deeper he digs and the harder he works to clear his name, the more Quentin realizes that some truths are better off staying buried….
©2012 B. V. Larson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It's a mystery that takes place in Las Vegas about a guy with amnesia. Thus story's catch, however, is that some people have some supernatural powers. The mystery/drama portions of the book, and the powers aren't even well explained until 3/4 into the book. Unfortunately, none of the strange powers have to do with controlling technology. Technomancers are people who use "objects" to bend physics around and such. They range from sunglasses that turn metal to rubber, to rings that open up rips in space. There's no big technomancer to technomancer battle, just occasions where their gimmicks come in handy. It's disappointing, but not bad.
This is reminiscent of a mini-series called "The Room". The story is very well done, which is typical of B.V. Larson and I really liked the narration. Excellent all-around.
It is nice when someone comes up with a totally new description of the world, as in "here is what is really going on and most of the world does not even realize it!" Whether you want to classify the items in the story as "magic" or "advanced science" does not really matter. What does matter is the seamless way that Larson has taken the worn-out pulp private eye genre and imbued new life into it by setting it in a place where all is not what it seems. Definitely room for some more books if it becomes a series!
Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.
Christopher's reading added a 40s PI story flavour to the story. This really added to the plot and capitalised on Larson's style of writing.
Great Story but it didn't hold me enough to go and get the next book in the series straight away as the plot closed of most of the leads that held me and only minor plot issues remain that didn't compel me to buy the next book straight away. But I will.
Avid rock climber and adventurer. Lover of sci-fi and Action-Adventure. Advocate of revolutionary thinking.
This is a good book, particularly if you are a fan of the fantasy genre with a touch of science fiction. It wasn't particularly strong in the hard science realm, but made up for the deficiency in other ways.
The main character was very endearing, in a similar fashion to that seen in the swarm series by the same author.
I think that this premise is based off the TV Mini Series "The Lost Room" which when I checked was made in 2006, the Objects and the way they work is exactly the same even that they are believed to be created in the 60's, I must say it is one of my favorite Sci-Fi shows so I am always comparing the book to the show.
I and found the book easy to listen to, I have found B.V Larson to be a bit hit and miss for me but this series has started out quite good, I found the characters to develop at a pace that suits the story, it is a bit slow in places for how the story runs but I find that with this writer, all in all a way to spend the day on the tractor with the headphones on.
Mostly slow. Story is under developed, lacking in detail, characters are shallow and uninteresting. I'm glad I didn't pay full price or use a credit.
A fun read, kept me wanting my tired body to stop and finally get some rest but unwilling to wait for the next spellbinding chapter.
This book was just good enough to keep my attention & want to continue.in the end i am glad that i did.I had a VERY tough time getting past the first chapter. I mean, how did the lawyers let the opening scene through. Did no one else notice the direct rip-off of Roger Zelazny's book The Nine Princes of Amber!!?? C'mon: A guy wakes up in a Sanitorium with amnesia...overpowers a nurse & orderly, gets a gun, confronts the head doctor???? I almost stopped there. Fortunately the story eventually grows on you but there are still enough flaws to keep me from rating this story above 3 stars: I had a problem with Christopher Lane's idea of different characters voices and/or accents. For example we have a (Las Vegas) police detective with a pronounced New York voice. And our hero seems amazinly unconcerned about his apparent lack of memory.Overall, I have to admit that the story held my attention. i wanted to hear more about the characters & see how things wrapped up.. I am happy i did; i thing Larson came up with some clever, original concepts.
A good way to get through the work day.
Super Powered Detective
Honestly can't think of any. It is more of a mix of detective story meets xfiles meets heroes.
My favorite scene was when he confronted the doctor ming.
Xfiles meets Heroes
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