Saturday, November 10, 2012


Title: Bone Wires
Author: Michael Shean
Genre: Dark, Mystery, Science Fiction,
Publisher: Curiosity Quills/Whampa, LLC
Pages: 380 (paperback)
About the Book . . . 
In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America,  police  are  operated  not  by government but by private companies.

In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and  Daniel  Gray  is  a  detective  in  Homicide Solutions. What used to be considered an important - even glamorous - department for public police is very different for the corporate species, and Gray finds himself stuck in  a  dead  end job. That is, until the Spine Thief arrives.

When a serial killer begins harvesting the spinal tissue of corporate employees all over the city, Detective Gray finds himself plunged into the first truly major case  of  his  career.  Caught  in  a dangerous mix of murder, betrayal and conflicting corporate interest, Gray  will find  himself  not only matching wits with a diabolical murderer but  grapple  with  his  growing  doubt  toward  his employers in the dawning months of the American tricentennial.

A thrilling mystery set in the same world as the Wonderland  Cycle,  Bone  Wires  is a  grim  trip into the streets of the empty future.

About the Author . . .                    

Michael Shean was born amongst the sleepy hills and coal mines of southern West Virginia in 1978. Taught to read by his parents at a very early age, he has had a great love of the written word since the very beginning of his life. Growing up, he was often plagued with feelings of isolation and loneliness; he began writing off and on to help deflect this, though these themes are often explored in his work as a consequence. At the age of 16, Michael began to experience a chain of vivid nightmares that has continued to this day; it is from these aberrant dreams that he draws inspiration.

In 2001 Michael left West Virginia to pursue a career in the tech industry, and he settled in the Washington, DC area as a web designer and graphic artist. As a result his writing was put aside and not revisited until five years later. In 2006 he met his current fiancee, who urged him to pick up his writing once more. Several years of work and experimentation yielded the core of what would become his first novel, Shadow of a Dead Star (2011). Michael is currently signed with Curiosity Quills Press, who has overtaken publication of Shadow of a Dead Star and the other books of his Wonderland Cycle.

Find the Author:

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Reader Review . . . 

In the year 2076, Detective Daniel Gray, Homicide Tier III, investigates a series of murders where the killer has removed the victims' spines.  Among the many twists and turns of the plot, Detective Gray becomes interested in a Subject of Interest, an exotic dancer who knew the first victim.  
Bone Wires is a futuristic sci-fi crime thriller with a noir feeling.  While the main plot is the murder mystery, the subplot is Gray's romantic relationship.  The characters are believable and the situations, although set in the future, seem realistic.
3 stars
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of FMB Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by FMB Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely of my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*


We ignore thriller writers at our peril. Their genre is the political condition. They massage our dreams and magnify our nightmare s. If it is true that we always need enemies, then we will always need writers of fiction to encode our fears and fantasies. - Daniel Easterman



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