From Publishers Weekly
Lethem's first novel is a work of noir science fiction inhabited by animal gangsters and a gritty futuristic P.I.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Private detective Conrad Metcalf finds himself the victim of an official inquisition when the murder of a former client and an obvious cover-up attempt lead him into dangerous political territory. Set in a near-future where only police and detectives are licensed to ask questions and where drugs to suppress memory are commonplace, this first novel imparts a new meaning to the word mystery . Spare prose and tight plotting create a taut sf thriller that should appeal to both sf and mystery fans.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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