Monday, October 25, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Here we are - the last week in October.  All around the blogosphere people are gearing up for Halloween.  I am so excited about the premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC Sunday night at 10.  Will you be watching?

Here is a book I picked up last week - something a little different. 

Book Blurb:

Juno is a dirty cop with a difficult past and an uncertain future. When his family and thousands of others emigrated to the colony world of Lagarto, they were promised a bright future on a planet with a booming economy. But before the colonists arrived, everything changed. An opportunistic Earth-based company developed a way to produce a cheaper version of Lagarto's main export, thus effectively paupering the planet and all its inhabitants. 

Growing up on post-boom Lagarto, Juno is but one of the many who live in despair. Once he was a young cop in the police department of the capital city of Koba. That was before he started taking bribes from Koba's powerful organized crime syndicate. Yet despite his past sins, some small part of him has not given up hope. So he risks his life, his marriage and his job to expose a cabal that would enslave the planet for its own profit. 

But he's got more pressing problems, when he's confronted with a dead man, a short-list of leads, and the obligatory question: who done it? Set up for a fall, partnered with a beautiful young woman whose main job is to betray him, and caught in a squeeze between the police chief and the crooked mayor, Juno is a compelling, sympathetic hero on a world that has no heroes.

That is certainly a huge departure from my usual reads.  :)


Blodeuedd said...

It does sound different from what I have seen here, and it sure sounds cool too

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

I want to hear what you think - sounds intriguing!