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The world is broken…

Inspector Maddox Dawes of Kyper Central has one more month until retirement. One more month, that is, until a group of rebellious dissidents to the Republic start painting a mysterious message across the screens:

Nehrun tai hanen

No one knows what it means, and the computers have been hacked by the rebels, erasing any trace of their doings. Dawes mu
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published October 17th 2019 by Indie Owl Press
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Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
E.G. Stone's dystopian mystery examined the 'beauty of language, lost' and the ramifications of that loss in a futuristic world, perhaps not so distant. At first this novel, appears to be an easy read, to breeze through the pages, but as the reader progresses through the chapters, you become aware of a layering affect upon your mind. The 'speaker of words' begins to impact your own thoughts, and the chapter quotes will take you deeper if you allow it. I liken it, to my creative drawings/painting ...more
Alexzander Christion
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
What Blade Runner should have been

This is a straight forward story; old school noir detective, futuristic setting. While she doesn’t reinvent the wheel, HOW she does what she does is the beauty. A story about
crime and fate and choice and betrayal all wrapped up in a mystery about the power of
language. Read it then read it again and kick yourself for all the clues you missed!
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting read

The premise of the book grabbed me from the moment I first read the blurb. A misterious message, an inspector, and a Republic that needs fixing, how could I resist?

If you enjoy books with morally gray characters, this is for you. I found myself rooting for some characters, even though I can't say I agreed with any of them.
Elliot Harper
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for fans of cyberpunk and dystopian fiction. The wonderful characters draw you in and keep you transfixed. I particularly love the ideas around language. An interesting read.
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E.G. Stone is an independent author who has been writing, quite literally, since the age of six. Since then, E.G. has improved rather a lot and has written (so far) twenty-one full-length novels, various short stories, a screenplay, snippets of poetry, and various blog entries that may or may not make sense. E.G. enjoys writing in many different genres. The favourites are science fiction, mystery ...more

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