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
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 21 cm.


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Apr 20, 2013

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

Feb 04, 2012

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

Sep 26, 2010

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

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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