Angel City Blues

Angel City Blues Los Angeles A wealthy young woman vanishes from her high security apartment without leaving a single strand of DNA behind No trace of the victim s disappearance is recorded on any of the building

  • Title: Angel City Blues
  • Author: Jeff Edwards
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Los Angeles 2065 A wealthy young woman vanishes from her high security apartment without leaving a single strand of DNA behind No trace of the victim s disappearance is recorded on any of the building s many cameras or security sensors Her apartment s memory cores have been destroyed beyond any hope of recovery To find the missing woman, Private Detective David StalinLos Angeles 2065 A wealthy young woman vanishes from her high security apartment without leaving a single strand of DNA behind No trace of the victim s disappearance is recorded on any of the building s many cameras or security sensors Her apartment s memory cores have been destroyed beyond any hope of recovery To find the missing woman, Private Detective David Stalin must unravel a crime with no apparent motive, no imaginable means, and no conceivable opportunity The truth, when he finds it, will blur the lines between pleasure and pain Between fantasy and reality Between life and death

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    1. Please give my review a helpful vote - amazon/review/R1DXYP7Hard-boiled Detective - Urban Tech NoirDavid Stalin - and what an unfortunate name is that? - is a private detective in future Los Angeles, circa 2063. This Los Angeles is definitely approaching Blade Runner/cyberpunk levels of dysfunction, with technologically-advanced, wealthy enclaves sitting near run-down, crime-ridden slums that technology has mostly left behind. Stalin has been hired by uber-wealth Leanda Forsyth to find out what [...]

    2. Digging around for authors blending cyberpunk with detective/crime stories, as part of the research for a similar project of my own, brought me to Jeff Edwards and the 'City Blues' series by way of book two, 'Angel City Blues'.More firmly rooted in noir traditions than Austin Dragon's more optimistic 'Liquid Cool' series, private eye David Stalin (yes, really) starts with a missing persons case and quickly snowballs into a far-reaching conspiracy that takes him off-world, uncovering a dangerous [...]

    3. Gumshoe cyberpunkIn a world of virtual reality gone bad, detective David Stalin takes on a case of a missing rich girl. When his client has endless funds and is willing to spend anything to find her daughter, Stalin soon find himself in deeper than he can handled he's quite the resourceful fellow.Downloaded personalities, terrifying virtual reality chips, off planet nano-disassemblers, Edwards loads up with exciting cutting edge technology and a mystery that twists and turns.Well written, this p [...]

    4. I got this ebook through eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review. Good scifi noir detective novel. Just far enough in the future to make interesting thoughts about where society is going. Lots of action. Recommended.

    5. Too Much DescriptionI give it a 3.5 because it was a little too technical for me. The descriptions of places took up too much of the book. I had to force myself to complete it.

    6. Tough guy detective set in the future in gloomy L.A. Dark story with a femme fatale and no hope of it ending well. It might be in the future, but this is a classic example of noir, right down to the chain Stalin's chain smoking.Great imagination and portrayal of technology out of control. I hope this is the future that awaits humanity.

    7. Angel City Blues by Jeff EdwardsJeff Edwards generally writes military fiction. Dome City Blues was his first entry into science fiction. In a ruined earth people of the population lives in Domes to protect themselves from the environment that they have ruined. A grieving former private detective rediscovers his life. In this his second SciFi, Angel City Blues, Jeff explores nanotechnology, artificial intelligence or electronic intelligence, revenge and greed. Edwards recently co-authored with h [...]

    8. Sequels find it very hard to live up to the expectation of the predecessor and this angel city blues was no exception.While dome city blues was a wonderful marriage between detective noir and sci-fi, angel city blues was clearly science fiction. Our protagonist still retained the strong and sullen image, the parts that it was missing were the jazz, the inner turmoil that plagued him in the first novel.Once those elements are gone the novel lost its usp and was similar to any other novel in the s [...]

    9. Holy Moley, was this ever fun! A hardboiled noir SF cyberpunk mystery, partly Blade Runner. but mostly tried and true Chandler. Very much so in terms of snappy dialog and plot. I liked the restraint of our narrator; he's scared when he should be for good reasons, isn't overly in love with his gun, and cares about people who are in need. But isn't afraid of thumbing his nose at the powerful. Yes, there is a literal deus ex machina, but, overall, I really want to read the one before this, and hope [...]

    10. Great Noir work. I thought if Spenser had found himself in the future, this would be how it would sound. The challenge when you've experienced a lot of Sci-Fi is you see different themes and recognize them and have to understand that there isn't much new under the sun, as they say, and some ideas will be seen anew or recycled. Mr. Edwards blended a number of ideas, old and new, to create a good read and I will be looking for Dome City Blues soon.

    11. I was pretty nervous about picking this book up after how much I loved Dome City Blues and with how long of a break there was between the two books, but I was VERY pleasantly surprised (and extremely happy) with how great this book turned out. Regardless, private detective David Stalin is back in this gritty futuristic cyber-noire mystery (how's that for a bundle of catch words?) and you don't want to miss out on his latest case!

    12. Outstanding new book. I have read everything Jeff has published and Angel City Blues is of the same high quality. Detailed, fast moving, a gripping story and at time uniquely funny. I'm traditionally not a sci-fi reader (must be my military background) but this book is compleling and well researched. Highly recommended to be added to your "to be read list".

    13. An excellent story that keeps you guessing.A future that I can imagine, where we've screwed the atmosphere, but it's been dealt with via city domes. A determined PI, seeks to find what has happened to his wealthy and lovely customer's daughter. The search leads to sleezy, and dangerous people, and an off planet chase. Well done.

    14. Although in the same series as Dome City Blues it has a different flavour. Much of the action takes place off-world, with a manga-esque ending that has a touch of Deus ex Machina about it. What a shame there don't appear to be any others in the sries

    15. Okay I'm a fan. But I have just finished Angel City Blues and had one of those rare moments when you just don't want it to end. Jeff Edwards keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for the next ones. George

    16. Techno Investigator for hireDetective story set in a believable techno future world with characters to match. Had me from the first book and eagerly waiting any continuation.

    17. I loved Dome City Blues and this follow up does not leave you disappointed. Well written, very engaging and hard to put down.

    18. A private detective in the future (2065) sets out to investigate the disappearance of a rich Senator's daughter and becomes involved in nano-crime.

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