Thursday, January 29, 2009

White Devils - Paul J. McAuley

An ex-soldier and researcher decides to go to Africa to help out with the identification of bodies in a massacre. This is is a near future world where a billion people have died in a plague - and more in the unrest that followed.

While there, his group is attacked by what seem to be some sort of ape-people. Genetic engineering technology is common, and he decides to track down who is responsible for this.

This means a lot of running around Africa and not very pleasant encounters with rogue scientists, mercenaries, military scuzzbuckets and more.

Definitely on the technothriller side of things which I like now and again, and if they come with a fair chunk of SF, even better.

3.5 out of 5

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