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From Above

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  122 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Far in the future, the Earth is surrounded by a half-mile thick layer of space junk, some of it trash, some of it giant advertising billboards, some of it space-winni vacationers. But Priest, a sexist narcotics detective for The Authority is more interested in the terrorist group whose strange new weapon took a pot shot at his city and atomized everything inside its target ...more
Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Published (first published July 21st 2011)
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When my arm came off, I knew something wasn't right.

One day, someone or SOMETHING punched a hole in the Earth, taking three wanted criminals and Priest's arm in the process. But, that didn't piss him off nearly as much as the fact that his perfectly good Tac-suit was now ruined.

One year later, Priest is on the scene when it happens again.

This time, millions die.

Priest, an old-school detective, is something of a sexist, but he'll have to swallow his pride and take orders from his new female partn
Randy Christopher
I liked the characters, but they weren't entirely developed due to the shortness of the story. I read it entirely in one sitting while travelling, and it was a good time-filler. I didn't find myself in that much suspense, but it was easy to follow. My favorite part was learning the story about the Moon people and their leader. That was an interesting back story and that intrigued me as well. I found myself yearning for more from that storyline. The plot was pretty good, and even though the writi ...more
J Dale Breedlove
Quick read, nice story. I'd like to see more of the characters, hopefully in a full length novel.
Mar 11, 2014 Jill rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: kindle
I much prefer the two full-length novels I've read by him. That said, this was still a good story, just not my type.
Dee Haddrill
Just a short story that only takes about ten minutes to read, but enjoyable for what it is. Fast and fun
This "novella" is little more than an expanded short story. In truth, the author states the same at the beginning. More than half the length is devoted to samples of two other works and a plea to help with his advertising.

When I was younger I read quite a bit of SciFi and I would characterize this as Space Opera. The author calls it SciFi Noir. I think both are accurate descriptions. My lower rating is due the excess extraneous material and to the deficiencies of the story itself. Even for a sho
Not a bad story but nothing exciting or or interesting. Just kinda goes through events step by step.
This was a very short story, but was a decent enough story. It follows a stereotypical gruff cop as he tries to figure out what caused a hole to be bored into the earth, destroying his arm and more importantly his suit. he pairs up with his partner and a hacker kid to end the threat. I saw another review refer to this as noir, and I would agree. It was overall a quick fun read, but not exceptional...
A really quick read that the author describes as science fiction noir (which is pretty accurate). The story line never really gets the chance to develop, but the writing is entertaining and a first person narrative gives us some insight into the main character. Just a short and slightly stunted peek into a much larger story line that I hope we will someday get to explore.
I can totally see this happening, an atmosphere of junk circling the Earth and those who escaped to live on the Moon looking down on those still on Earth... I'd place bets the Moonies were the core polluters!
I really enjoyed reading this, the first person narrative was different and the characters were entertaining. It's a quick read but fun.
Sarah Wilson
Super short. Character development was a bit extreme, but it amused me and he basically said he wrote it in a whim.
Shawn Hopkins
A quick and entertaining sci-fi adventure read.

My content rating:
language and violence
Victor Vigo
Free on the Nook. Pretty short. An okay story, especialy for free.
Cops in the future. Good story and nicely put together.
grammar ok...boring story
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