Genre: science fiction
Length: 496 pages
Setting: Future Earth
Interest: I was looking for a light book on my Kindle and picked this one at random.
Summary: Karl is hired to determine who’s been killing Sisters – a group of laboratory created women who act as geishas for Genesistems. Karl is able to save two Sisters, one of whom (Romy), he falls in love with. (He’s aided by being a touch telepath.) Karl and Romy are pursued across the state by a rich dead man who was digitized, living only in the web and taking over people’s lives via their implant, which Karl atypically doesn’t have.
Final thoughts: An OK book with an interesting concept but the prose got a bit tiresome. There was a bit too much “resisting an unexplained attraction” between Karl and Romy. Having the bad guy be a disembodied mind on the web who could become anyone was a nice touch, but the big battle at the end happened off-stage, which was disappointing.
Title comes from: A poem that was referred to in the book.
Reading challenges fulfilled: None since this is a review of a book read in a previous year.
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