Private detective and mutant shapeshifter Jeremy Stake (hero of the novels Deadstock and Blue War) has fallen on hard times in the far-future city of Punktown. When he is offered an opportunity to masquerade as another man to do his prison sentence for him, Stake agrees, but this is a new type of... show more
Private detective and mutant shapeshifter Jeremy Stake (hero of the novels Deadstock and Blue War) has fallen on hard times in the far-future city of Punktown. When he is offered an opportunity to masquerade as another man to do his prison sentence for him, Stake agrees, but this is a new type of penitentiary—existing in its own pocket universe.
In this isolated prison, a series of gruesome murders have occurred, and the inmates soon force Stake to investigate. Can Stake catch a killer that might not even be human, without becoming just another victim?
Publish date: March 18th 2014
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
This was a mind bender for me. I have gotten out of the habit of reading Sci-fi and I found myself pretty caught up in the concept of not only encountering creatures from different planets (and they abound in this novella) but also from a different dimension. I thought of them sort of the same way t...
Stake is a shape shifting PI, paid to do a prison stretch for a client. The prison exists in it's own small universe and Stake soon notes that there are other beings in the universe around the prison. He is forced by other inmates to look into the gruesome murders of several prisoners and soon reali...
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this story from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you DarkFuse! A story that is under 100 pages has no excuse to be boring, this one was boring. But it was also not badly written. In fact, I think if the story was given more time and space ...
This was an ARC from NetGalley.A private detective with a mild case of shapeshifting, doing time for a client who can't be bothered, in a maximum security prison, tucked away in a pocket universe, populated by aliens and mutants, watched over by robot guards and haunted by trans-dimensional specters...
Two things I failed to realize:- this is a short story- this is a short story set in a well-established seriesThe latter is totally my fault. My brain skimmed right over the fact that the blurb says the protagonist is the hero of 2 other novels. The first isn't clear. Not my fault. My rating isn’t t...