Title: Bone Wires
Author: Michael Shean
Genre: Dark, Mystery, Science Fiction,
Publisher: Curiosity Quills/Whampa, LLC
Pages: 380 (paperback)
In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies.
In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions. What used to be considered an important - even glamorous - department for public police is very different for the corporate species, and Gray finds himself stuck in a dead end job. That is, until the Spine Thief arrives.
When a serial killer begins harvesting the spinal tissue of corporate employees all over the city, Detective Gray finds himself plunged into the first truly major case of his career. Caught in a dangerous mix of murder, betrayal and conflicting corporate interest, Gray will find himself not only matching wits with a diabolical murderer but grapple with his growing doubt toward his employers in the dawning months of the American tricentennial.
A thrilling mystery set in the same world as the Wonderland Cycle, Bone Wires is a grim trip into the streets of the empty future.
About the Author:
Michael Shean was born amongst the sleepy hills and coal mines of southern West Virginia in 1978. Taught to read by his parents at a very early age, he has had a great love of the written word since the very beginning of his life. Growing up, he was often plagued with feelings of isolation and loneliness; he began writing off and on to help deflect this, though these themes are often explored in his work as a consequence. At the age of 16, Michael began to experience a chain of vivid nightmares that has continued to this day; it is from these aberrant dreams that he draws inspiration.
In 2001 Michael left West Virginia to pursue a career in the tech industry, and he settled in the Washington, DC area as a web designer and graphic artist. As a result his writing was put aside and not revisited until five years later. In 2006 he met his current fiancee, who urged him to pick up his writing once more. Several years of work and experimentation yielded the core of what would become his first novel, Shadow of a Dead Star (2011). Michael is currently signed with Curiosity Quills Press, who has overtaken publication of Shadow of a Dead Star and the other books of his Wonderland Cycle.
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At once science fiction and mystery, near-futuristic and Dystopian, cynicism and love story, ambition and romance, “Bone Wires” electrifies the reader and will leave its presence lingering long in the mind after the final page is turned. Gory, graphic, violent; emotional, romantic, startling; “Bone Wires” is riveting, engrossing, and entrancing.
In America’s Tricentennial Year, Corporations are rulers, and all outside the Corporate Center of any metropolitan area is “Verge,” where crime and anarchy are the norm. Yes, even law enforcement is a corporate arm. Pacification is the department of street patrol. Dan Gray is a Tier II detective in Homicide Solutions, a thoroughly ambitious individual bucking to reach the level of his mentor, former Seattle P.D. detective and now Tier IV, Brutus Carter. Gray knows just one special case will be all he needs to move up, and he finds it when one of his corporation’s executive employees is found dead in White Center, the division between the corporate core city and the Verge. The murder is beyond brutal, and it proves to be only one of a series. What Gray uncovers will curl reader’s hair and shock and terrify. But the denouements do not stop there-and readers will be totally engrossed right through to the end.