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The Caline Conspiracy: (A Detroit Next novel) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

M.H. Mead is the shared pen name of Alex Kourvo and Harry R. Campion. The authors live and work in Michigan, where they are hard at work on their next book. Visit their website at MHMead.com to learn about their novels and short stories.

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  • File Size: 544 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ion Productions (March 16, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 16, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007LNNHMW
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M. H. Mead is the shared pen name of Alex Kourvo and Harry R. Campion.

Alex and Harry have been friends and co-authors for many years. To learn more about them, or to read more of their stories, visit MHMead.com

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C.J. Listro on November 21, 2012
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I don't read thrillers a lot, even though I watch crime shows like it's my job. So this was a nice treat. It grabbed me from the very beginning. The near-futuristic world is carefully crafted, filled with little details don't necessarily have huge plot significance, but make the world feel absolutely real. It's a world I hope to visit again. Aidra is a snappy, confident heroine with some issues of her own. I thought the thing with her old dog was a little sappy until the true story came out about why she was so broken up over it--then it all made sense. The plot is nonstop. Every time you think you're hitting a breakthrough, Mead throws in another wrench. It was exciting and beautifully well-written. I look forward to their next work.

plot . 5/5
Breakneck. You're thrown into the world of private investigation and right away, the action picks up. There were certain characters that didn't really come full circle, like the spinner (like a tabloid writer) who gets his butt handed to him by Aidra, but it was a fun little scene that shows you a lot about her character. After that, everything was fluid. We follow Aidra as she follows leads with the delightfully snarky Morris, gets into trouble with the religious fundamentalists, has a sexy (and surprising) rendezvous with the smooth-talking geneticist Edo. And then it's a race to the finish. Some of the plot had the potential to feel deus ex machina, but Mead did a good job of keeping the consequences realistic. My only snag is at the end, because I feel like the widow's actions would have been different. But judge for yourself.

concept . 5/5
I was a little iffy at first. Some huge conspiracy about dogs? Seemed a little over-the-top.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By brendanstallard on July 15, 2013
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I usually avoid stories that involve animals, I generally dislike how writers use them as characters.

The Caline Conspiracy is a completely different look, almost a new genre.

Beautifully written and edited, not a word out of place, it is a charging, breathless read to the end. It concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a human, apparently at the hands of a new, special breed of pet, a caline. The caline is condemned and a private detective, Aidra is hired to find the truth.

Her derring-do, without derringers is a clever romp through a soon future time. I particularly enjoyed the scene-painting of her home and relationships. They had a touch of verisimilitude.

There is a scene about half way through concerning the heroine of the story, Aidra, and a fellow called Paris. That was one of the hottest scenes I've ever read. Nothing drastically improbable or mucky about it, just boiling hot:)

I thought I'd put the book down after a few pages, 'but it did that thing that decent work does, it latched onto my eyes and wouldn't let go. I read it through in one afternoon and evening. Very unusual for me, want more.

A cool read.

brendan stallard
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Works on March 23, 2012
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I was lucky enough to get hold of a pre-release copy and tore through it in record time. The characters were familiar from Mead's prior book & short story, and I was glad to see that Audra was the protagonist. As a resident of the Detroit area, the locations were familiar, sometimes uncomfortably so, and the technological & political "innovations" were chilling. Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Todd Trann on July 30, 2012
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I got this book expecting more of a high-tech thriller but instead discovered it was a mystery with a futuristic theme. It turned out to be just as engaging and I was lost in the story immediately. This two-author team has a great thing going! The writing is top notch and blissfully free of any jarring mistakes.

This is one of the better mystery stories I've read; I was trying to second-guess the plot and kept getting it wrong! The action near the end of the story is captivating and had me reading until 2 am because I couldn't put it down.

Well worth the read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angie Boyter VINE VOICE on July 7, 2013
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Calines are genetically engineered to be the perfect pet---until Madeline, caline creator Dr. Ivan Frithke's own perfect pet, apparently viciously attacks and murders him. To the police the case is an obvious one, but Frithke's widow refuses to believe that the family's beloved companion has committed the murder and hires single-mom PI Aidra Scott to find the real murderer and save Madeline from euthanasia.
The set-up is intriguing; the clues are fair; the suspense is well-done; and, VERY important to a good mystery, the denouement is very believable. Unlike all too many bargain-priced books, I had no urge to get out my blue pencil to correct the grammar and punctuation. There is even a set of Reader's Discussion questions that makes you think about some of the ethical issues raised in the book, in case you were too busy enjoying the story while you were reading! This was a very nice find for mystery lovers and SF fans.
My understanding is that this book is set in the same future as other books by this author but has a new protagonist. It sounds like it could be the first in a series featuring PI Aidra Scott. I hope so!
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