Company Town

285 pages

English language

Published Oct. 29, 2016 by TOR/Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

ISBN:
9780765382900
OCLC Number:
936360503

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4 stars (3 reviews)

"New Arcadia is a city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family: Lynch Ltd. Hwa is of the few people in her community to forgo bio-engineered enhancements, but her expertise in the arts of self-defense and her record as a fighter mean that her services are yet in high demand. When the youngest Lynch needs training and protection, the family turns to Hwa. But can even she protect against increasingly intense death threats seemingly coming from another timeline? Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city's stability and heightens the unease of a rig turning over. All signs point to a nearly invisible serial killer, but all of the murders seem to lead right back to Hwa's front door. Company Town has never been the safest place to be--but now, the danger is personal" --

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3 stars

I really liked this cyber-punk style sci-fi novel for its female protagonist, and her female view. There aren't to many of those around in my feeds. I also liked the milieu, the tech ideas, and the action parts.

What I liked less was the progression of the novel. There are some jumps in time specially towards the end, that left me a bit confused, and had me feeling like something was left out.

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Subjects

  • Serial murders
  • Family corporations
  • Acadians
  • Offshore oil industry
  • Fiction
  • Energy industries
  • Bioengineering
  • Technological innovations

Places

  • Maritime Provinces