Set in an alternative 1930s New York, a former police officer Roche and his new automatic (robot) partner Allen, need to keep a perilous peace in order to keep war from its streets.
This was a gritty novel. The alternative setting worked quite well, but ultimately it also left me with a lot of questions. Especially about the world above where the super-rich have fled the turmoil that is common New York City. A lot of automatics also to keep track off. Green eye/blue eye/red eye. How autonomous are they? What freedoms do they have?
While the setting was interesting, the noir-ness of the novel didn’t really speak to me, and I don’t think I would read more in the series.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Night Call (Walking Shadows #1) – Brenden Carlson