The Electric Church

The Electric Church

Paperback - 2007
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In the near future, the only thing growing faster than the criminal population is the Electric Church, a new religion founded by a mysterious man named Dennis Squalor. The Church preaches that life is too brief to contemplate the mysteries of the universe: eternity is required. In order to achieve this, the converted become Monks -- cyborgs with human brains, enhanced robotic bodies, and virtually unlimited life spans.

Enter Avery Cates, a dangerous criminal known as the best killer-for-hire around. The authorities have a special mission in mind for Cates: assassinate Dennis Squalor. But for Cates, the assignment will be the most dangerous job he's ever undertaken -- and it may well be his last.

"Some debuts simply set new bars in a genre. Jeff Somers' THE ELECTRIC CHURCH is one such book, a gritty noir story that challenges and surprises with every page. A novel that is equal parts Raymond Chandler and William Gibson. A major new talent has arrived -- and it's about time!"
-- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and BLACK ORDER
Publisher: New York : Orbit Books, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316021722
0316021725
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 21 cm.

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ScorchingSun
Apr 20, 2013

Gritty hardcore blunt force action.
After a while though, all the unrelenting corruption, depravity, and gloom became tiresome.

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edklarich
Feb 04, 2012

This series by Jeff Somes is very good. Set in an apocalyptic future, very interesting settings, characters and plot.

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ron_h_roy2003
Sep 26, 2010

Another dark future... violent but a good book..

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DarylGrant
Sep 08, 2010

Picked this book off of the shelf on my first trip to the library after moving,and was glad I did. Excellent Sci-Fi piece set in a wonderfully crafted dystopian future. Put the sequel on hold as soon as I was done this one.

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