NEW YORK BLUES
by ERIC BROWN
Hal Halliday runs a missing persons business in mid 21st century New York. It is a city that is drowning in refugees after terrorist outrages have left much of America a radioactive wasteland. People colour their grim lives with endless hours spent in VR. It is an addiction which has made VR magnate Sergio Mantoni a multi-millionaire. But now Mantoni faces a threat from a guerilla group called VIREX, who are dedicated to ending the false promise of VR. And when Hal accepts a job to look for the missing sister of a Holodrama star, he find himself drawn into the complex world of VR and VIREX . . .
'Eric Brown is the name to watch in SF' PETER F. HAMILTON
'NEW YORK NIGHTS is a notable performance, pitch perfect; and Brown is an excellent writer' INTERZONE
'A book with real heart, and with stamina. As Eric Brown has been in a class of his own for some time, this verdict, perhaps comes as no surprise. NEW YORK NIGHTS is brilliant.' INFINITY PLUS
'Meditations on memory and guilt and forgiveness are what work best in the book, for Brown draws acute portraits of his characters, and makes their personal battles both convincing and affecting.'
'The plot bucks like a rodeo bronco and you are as loath to let go; Brown orchestrates his surprises and revelations with spare economy.' ADAM ROBERTS (author of SALT).