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On My Radar: PAPER TIGERS by Damien Angelica Walters/KILLFILE by Christopher Farnsworth/THE EMPEROR’S RAILROAD by Guy Haley

More books I’m looking forward to this year! So many books…


Paper Tigers by Damian Angelica Walters
(Dark House Press | Feb. 29, 2016)

SYNOPSIS:

In this haunting and hypnotizing novel, a young woman loses everything–half of her body, her fiancé, and possibly her unborn child–to a terrible apartment fire. While recovering from the trauma, she discovers a photo album inhabited by a predatory ghost who promises to make her whole again, all while slowly consuming her from the inside out.

WHY IT’S ON MY RADAR:
She had me at “predatory ghost.”


Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth
(William Morrow | August 9, 2016)

SYNOPSIS:

John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other peoples thoughts. He hears the the songs stuck in their heads, their most private traumas and fears, the painful memories they can’t let go. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but Smith fled the Agency and now works as a private consultant, trying to keep the dark potentials of his gift in check—and himself out of trouble.

But now Smith is unexpectedly plunged into dangerous waters when his latest client, billionaire software genius Everett Sloan, hires him to investigate a former employee—a tech whiz kid named Eli Preston—and search his thoughts for some very valuable intellectual property he’s stolen. Before John can probe Preston’s mind, his identity is compromised and he’s on a run for his life with Preston’s young associate, Kelsey.

Hunted by shadowy enemies with deep resources and unknown motives, John and Kelsey must go off the grid. John knows their only hope for survival is using his powers to their fullest—even if means putting his own sanity at risk.

WHY IT’S ON MY RADAR:
This looks like a cyber thriller I can sink my teeth into!


(Tor.com | April 19, 2016)

SYNOPSIS:

Global war devastated the environment, a zombie-like plague wiped out much of humanity, and civilization as we once understood it came to a standstill. But that was a thousand years ago, and the world is now a very different place.

Conflict between city states is constant, superstition is rife, and machine relics, mutant creatures and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble the land. Watching over all are the silent Dreaming Cities. Homes of the angels, bastion outposts of heaven on Earth. Or so the church claims. Very few go in, and nobody ever comes out.

Until now…

WHY IT’S ON MY RADAR:
You read the synopsis right?

About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

1 Comment on On My Radar: PAPER TIGERS by Damien Angelica Walters/KILLFILE by Christopher Farnsworth/THE EMPEROR’S RAILROAD by Guy Haley

  1. Yowza, the third one does sound especially cool!

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