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The Sideman

(John Simon #2)

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Terrorists are threatening Kansas City…

...and Detectives John Simon and Lucas George must stop them.

Only Lucas is the first android graduate of the KCPD Academy…

...and some other cops don’t trust him.

Worse, bodies are piling up, including fellow cops and friends…

Simon’s daughter’s friend’s father might know their identity…

...if only Simon can get him to talk before it’s to
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Hardcover, First, 492 pages
Published February 10th 2020 by Boralis Books
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Wendy S. Delmater
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this series

I requested an ARC of this book because I enjoyed the first book in the series, Simon Says, so much. I was not disappointed. How could I not love the android policeman Lucas George who tries to fit in with humans by wisecracking lines from buddy cop movies and series? And his human police partner John Simon is believable, gritty, and real.

In this book Lucas George has graduated the police academy, and is now working with a training officer. Trainee Officer George gets into some
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Anthony
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
No "sophomore slump" for the second book in the John Simon Thrillers series from Bryan Thomas Schmidt. If anything, this second book is even more tightly plotted and faster paced than the first ("Simon Says") without sacrificing intimate moments and character development. Schmidt does an excellent job of portraying how advances in technology spur social change as well, with android Lucas George poised to be the first non-human cop in KCPD while still being held to human proficiency standards.

The
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Benjamin Liska
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just finished The Sideman, Book 2 in the John Simon Series and I liked it even more than Book 1 (Simon Says).

Master Detective John Simon and the android Lucas George are back and this time they are tracking down terrorists planning an attack on Kansas City. Bryan Thomas Schmidt takes his near future sci-fi thriller/police procedural series to the next level, weaving personal character stories through an intense action filled plot. If you like Bosch series and the Lethal Weapon movies you will lo
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a national bestselling author and Hugo nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His fourth novel, Simon Says is a page-turning near future thriller. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011. His children’s books, 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Books For Kids an ...more

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