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Kaleidocide (Peacer #2)

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In this sequel to Silhouette, Michael Ares must survive a series of assassination attempts to find out why he was destined to become one of the most powerful men on the planet

In the near future, a post-quake San Francisco is ruled by a private corporation called the Bay Area Security Service. BASS has established and maintained order in this new city-state with a police fo...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published November 12th 2013)
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Josiah Degraaf
Like I said in my review of book one, this world is incredibly well developed. Swavely has an excellent grasp on where the culture is right now, so that he seems to predict really well where it's going to be headed. Parts of the book just have paragraphs about the history in the time span; while this might normally be considered an info dump, it's so fascinating that I still want more by the book's end. He keeps the worldbuilding from book one while dramatically expanding on them. Excellent...more
Brian Mccamey
Enjoyable... Good enough to make me miss my stop on the train... (more than once!)
Kaleidocide is the second book of the Peacer series. I read the first book, Silhouette, and really enjoyed the plot, world building, and the writing. The second book starts off strong with the same fast-paced type of plot. It drew me in quickly and I was very interested in what would happen next with Michael Ares. There were also some new technological concepts introduced in this novel like the idea of Dreamscape, which monitored dreams and measured them in terms of how precognitive they were.

Amy Lignor
This sequel continues Swavely’s amazing work first presented in 'Silhouette'. For those who are unaware of this technologically abundant series, all you need to do is think of ‘Blade Runner’; a movie that proved to everyone the terrors and oddities our future may bring.

Main character, Michael Ares, is what you would call confused. He is living in San Francisco after a huge quake that changed ‘normal’ life as he knew it. No longer run by a government, San Fran actually belongs to a company called...more
Peacer series protagonist Michael Ares faces the challenge for his life as a dangerous Chinese warlord attempts to assassinate him in color-themed ways. A book with a good premise and ideas, but ultimately falls short in execution- literally- the book often tells instead of shows. However, some interesting new cyberpunk ideas are introduced, and the last two chapters pose some good twists that somewhat redeem the shaky nature of the latter half of the plot.
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Dave Swavely is the author of numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction. His fiction includes the futuristic action/mystery novel Silhouette and its sequel Kaleidocide, both published by Thomas Dunne Books, a division of Macmillan. His non-fiction titles include Life in the Father's House, Decisions Decisions, Who Are You to Judge?, and From Embers to a Flame (all published by P&R).

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Silhouette Decisions, Decisions: How (and How Not) to Make Them Who Are You to Judge?: The Dangers of Judging and Legalism From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church Life in the Father's House: A Member's Guide to the Local Church

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