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The Story So Far…Bone Wires by Michael Shean

December 17, 2011

Bone Wires by Michael Shean

In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies. In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions. What used to be considered an important – even glamorous – department for public police is very different for the corporate species, and Gray finds himself stuck in a dead end job.

That is, until the Spine Thief arrives.

Bone Wires is an on going serialized novel by Michael Shean. Updates occur on Thursdays and can be found at Curiosity Quills.

I’ve never reviewed a Serialized Novel before. And, as Bone Wires is not yet a completed piece, I will only be talking about what I have read thus far, and how I think the story is going. So far, I have read Parts OneSeven.

Detective Daniel Gray of Homicide Solutions has only two things on his mind: The Amber Shield, and how hard he’ll have to work to get it. He needs a big case. Of course, in his department,  that means a heavy string of murders. And the Spine Thief is only too happy to oblige.

I’m really digging the sleazy, gritty feel of the world Michael Shean has created. It’s semi-futuristic with a lot of neat gadgets that Cyper Punk fans will appreciate. This world is also littered with interesting, if not like-able, characters. There’s Carter, Gray’s partner, who seems to care more about the victims than being a “Company” man, although he can certainly play the part of the latter. Angie, a stripper and person of interest. (And not just to the case…)  Manson, a Pacifier with serious Anger Management issues. Except, there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye, and I’m thoroughly enjoying watching Mr. Shean pull back the layers of mystery surrounding each character as each new part is written.

You’re all just going to have to read Bone Wires to discover whatever I’ve left out in the name of preserving my No-Spoiler Rule. Be warned, it’s not for the faint of heart.

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