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Carlucci 3-in-1 (Lt. Frank Carlucci #1-3)

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Collected together for the first time in one volume-this is Richard Paul Russo's critically-acclaimed science fiction trilogy featuring police Lt. Frank Carlucci investigating high-tech crime and corruption in a near-future San Francisco.
Paperback, 624 pages
Published September 2nd 2003 by Ace
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Jul 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, 2012-rev
I bought the Carlucci 3 in 1 book in part on the strength of The Rosetta Codex , in part because my wife likes crime books. The latter motive worked out.

Destroying Angel

In a gritty, modern San Francisco, an ex-cop and a teenage girl separately look out for a serial killer. There is an SF element to the book, but it's largely a crime story. As SF, it does a fair job describing a depressing near future San Francisco that's separated by class and inhabited by interesting characters. Unfortunately,
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This series of 3 mystery novels that take place in a futuristic San Francisco was so imaginative and yet so believable. As opposed to some other science fiction, the characters did not lose their depth but were also easy to relate to and interesting to follow over time. This book was suggested by an employee at the Elliot Bay Booksellers store in Seattle several years ago, and it sat on my shelf unfortunately for that long. I loved the prosthetic faces and limbs, the descriptions of SF and place ...more
Ronna Nussbaum-langley
This book got better as the writing continually became better. It's somewhat dark, about a futuristic cop. A cop with morals. A good story, not a best seller, but if you come across it, give it a try. Not horrible as I first thought.
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
I don't have much of a review to give. This was a book that my husband picked out and I decided to give it a try. It took me a while to get into. It had it's moments where it had me in it's grips. But for the most part I was ready to be done with it. I enjoyed the final story best. All of the stories had to do with New Hong Kong and all the medical advances they were making up there. New Hong Kong was not on earth. I couldn't tell if it was a space station or another planet. My husband may enjoy ...more
Jul 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
I found this book at the Marion County library sale for two bucks. Its all sci-fi. Its three books in one. So one weekend when it was cold and I was bored, I read it all. I loved the fact that I had the same characters in all three books as the story was told. Nice touch. So, if youre a sci-fi reader, add this one to the list. Make sure, if you cant find the triple book, to read the stories in order. Might make a good movie.
Dan Bowen
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
A highly enjoyable cyberpunk romp with adventures through San Francisco's Tenderloin district. Filled with gleaming hi-tech and gritty noir, this series of three of Richard Paul Russo's Carlucci tales is a great find.
Jun 26, 2009 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Oriana by: Joe R
Recommended by the same guy who told me Air was an amazing, life-altering work. So you can imagine my skepticism.

Joe, I love you, but I'm just not sure about your literary sensibilities...
Jun 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Awesome distopia story of San Francisco
Mar 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I've read the first part of this, and it's really good. Dark, sad and very well written.
Bryan Mcentire
May 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
Paints a vivid, bleak, and incredible picture of San Fran in the future.
Jan 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
I only made it about half way through "Carlucci's Edge."
I need less darkness for a while.
I'll come back to it later.
Neurotic Mother
Jul 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
best random buy i have had.
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