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The Cutting Crew

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The small team of policemen never even identified the dead girl and, for the officers involved, her murder came to symbolize everything that was wrong with the city—a haphazard sprawl of commerce and indifference. Four months on, that group is in disarray. Sean has disappeared into the city's black heart and not returned, and Martin is separated from his job, his wife, and ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Orion Publishing
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Aug 28, 2007 Nicky rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: edgy city types in search of the darker side
When you look too closely at a city, you shouldn't be suprised when it starts to look back.

This is a complex, twisting story about a tainted hero who is painfully learning the consequences of taking justice into his own hands when the law appeared to be letting him down. Gradually his position as the main character in the story is usurped by the city itself, an awakening beast that twists apparently unconnected lives to fit the pattern of the oldest legends.

An unpredictable plotline, but an even
Rob Kitchin
Steve Mosby’s The Cutting Crew is a crime novel with a twist. It’s not really science fiction, in that the book seems like it is in the contemporary era, though its timing is not stated, and it clearly set in this world. However, the nameless city seems other worldly to some degree, divided into sixteen districts, each named after an animal, and each with its own characteristics. Myth has it that the city was founded by eight brothers. Mosby’s narrative is dominated by two elements – the city an ...more
A little slow at the beginning, but moves along quickly after than. Good payoff at the end.
This book didn't live up to my expectations. There was something missing and I think it was pace. There was too much of the main characters internal dialogue and not enough action. Not really a page turner. Having finished one chapter I didn't feel compelled to rush onto the next one to find out what happens.
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