If you like noir tales of the Dashiell Hammett variety, and aren't afraid of a little sci fi, then I think you'll enjoy this. The sci fi setting isn'..Show More »t overpowering given the premise - interplanetary travel is possible, but the detective is working on a destitute planet. The poverty keeps the story grounded in pulp feel, and there's enough sci fi for the author to play with some fun scenarios.
This is the third in the series taking place on an impoverished, backwater world. Our anti-hero again finds himself against forces with technology ou..Show More »t of his league as rich off-worlders take advantage of the desperate population.
If anything, this is the darkest yet in the series. Some of the events are extremely brutal and our lead character is really hitting rock bottom before a somewhat satisfactory ending and the promise of more stories and a developing story line.