The Last Days of Madame Rey: A Stephan Raszer Investigation by A.W. Hill
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I found a blog with this quote from the book and it grabbed me enough that I checked it out of the library on the way home that night.
"And what had the books taught him? There was this: something had gone wrong. Eons ago-not just in “real time” but in the clockwork of the human soul. Something violent and sacred. It could rightly be thought of as a crime, and though it was recounted in all the myths of our species, it was yet the best-kept secret in the Universe."
I enjoyed it. It was a pleasant read with enough at each step to make be want to find out what happen next. But the secret of the Universe was kind of a let down. There is also a thread about ancient people having tails and the genetic descendants of these more perfect predecessors can be identified by examining their tailbone. Odd, and I am a little unclear where us normal people fit into the cosmic battle Raszer get involved with.
And who are the bad guys in this book?
"I think what we’re looking at is a private international strike force... an Armageddon scenario bankrolled by the world’s most lethal venture capitalists."
Now THAT is bad.
Throw in a sex scene and some light but happy drug use and you’ve got yourself a story.
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