Meet Edinburgh Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh, head of the Innovative Crimes Investigation Unit, otherwise known as the Rule 34 Squad. They monitor the Internet for potential criminal activity, analyzing trends in the extreme fringes of explicit content. And occasionally, even more disturbing... show more
Meet Edinburgh Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh, head of the Innovative Crimes Investigation Unit, otherwise known as the Rule 34 Squad. They monitor the Internet for potential criminal activity, analyzing trends in the extreme fringes of explicit content. And occasionally, even more disturbing patterns arise… Three ex-cons have been murdered in Germany, Italy, and Scotland. The only things they had in common were arrests for spamming—and a taste for unorthodox entertainment. As the first officer on the scene of the most recent death, Liz finds herself sucked into an international investigation that isn’t so much asking who the killer is, but what—and if she doesn't find the answer soon, the homicides could go viral.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2012-06-26
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Near Future
this book could easily have been 4 stars if Stross hadn't decided to write it entirely in the SECOND PERSON. Ugh second person drives me batshit.that said it was a good bizarre novel involving rogue AIs,Bread Mix, Breakaway republics and a dash of perverse sexual practices.
This book ends with one of those "Oh, that makes so much sense!" twists. It may not be as exciting as a "OMG WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?" twist, but arguably as satisfying. The 2nd person narration takes a lot of getting used to and made me feel like I was playing a tabletop RPG... one in which I had no c...
You pick this book up at the library because the title cracks you up and you think you're cool enough to read it. You take it home and start to read but something immediately begins to nag at you. You can't put your finger on it, exactly, because you are too busy trying to puzzle out the 1337 speak ...