Redzone

The national bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned novels returns to his dark mutant world, where Police Detective Cassandra Lee is on the trail of a brutal murderer The year is 2065, almost thirty years since a bioterrorist attack decimated the population The world has been divided, and new nations have formed Those mutated from exposure inhabit the red zones,The national bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned novels returns to his dark mutant world, where Police Detective Cassandra Lee is on the trail of a brutal murderer The year is 2065, almost thirty years since a bioterrorist attack decimated the population The world has been divided, and new nations have formed Those mutated from exposure inhabit the red zones, while norms live in the green zones.In the nation of Pacifica, Los Angeles detective Cassandra Lee is in charge of investigating a disturbing case, tracking a cop killer dubbed the Bonebreaker But strange new murders have occurred, falling outside the normal pattern and leaving Lee and her team wondering if the serial killer has become unpredictable or if he s no longer acting alone To make matters worse, Lee s attention is diverted after she receives a letter from her long lost mother Now she must venture into the red zone, a lawless land where might makes right and where the biggest danger may be her own family.
Redzone The national bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned novels returns to his dark mutant world where Police Detective Cassandra Lee is on the trail of a brutal murderer The year is almost

  • Title: Redzone
  • Author: William C. Dietz
  • ISBN: 9780425273340
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Redzone”

    1. Much MUCH better than the first book. An urban sci-fi police procedural featuring a tough-as-nails female cop. Story was a bit scattered and felt like two or three distinct parts cobbled together, and I was disappointed we didn't get to see her mutant partner Deputy Ras Omo from Deadeye make a return, but this one had me on the edge of my seat for most of it. I'm actually really excited to dive into the next book now.

    2. It felt like this book was split into 3 parts. Cassie going after the Bonebreaker, Cassie learning more about her family and back to Cassie going after the Bonebreaker. In the midst of all of it was Cassie getting put on leave for shooting people in public, with investigation after investigation, all of which Cassie passed. Through her actions Cassie seems to impress her colleagues at the police department and help her gain friends, which she sorely needs.The bit with Cassie's family bored me. T [...]

    3. originally posted at: thebookplank/2015/Just a few months ago I listened to the first book in William C. Dietz' The Mutant Files: Deadeye. I have read some of his other books of the Andromeda series, a Military Science Fiction series that I am thoroughly enjoying. The Mutant Files is something completely different. Granted it is still Science Fiction but with a police twist. About thirty years ago a terrorist released a deadly contagion, Bacillus nosilla, that when you contracted it, you would e [...]

    4. All Things Urban FantasyREDZONE came off as really confused as to what genre it wanted to be. For the longest time it felt like I was reading a police procedural and a one that was at times confusing and slow. There were some hints about mutants and a disease being passed around in world and these mutants are put in redzones for everyone's protection. When Cassandra does eventually go to a redzone it felt like a massive detour from the Bonebreaker serial killer plot of the police procedural sect [...]

    5. Near future police detective serial killer crime fiction. This one I read for the Endeavour Award. Not a bad book, a pretty good read actually. I would have liked a lot more science-fictional elements but they were there. I did notice occasional overuse of exclamation points (!) which I found surprising, especially since I did notice them. Our main character is a little bit overdone. Her side adventure into the Mutant Lands, not especially necessary. And the whole serial killer thing - sure it w [...]

    6. 3 out of 5 stars. I'm going to start with the complaints. First, I felt the family drama wasn't necessary or even should have been part of the story. The brother - an unlikable character - didn't even mesh at all or the reunion with the mother. I don't believe that Cassandra would have cried either. Not when receiving the letter or when they met. It didn't seem real.Second, the romance didn't feel real to me either. Why would they have fallen for each other? Because of their professional time to [...]

    7. Next pleaseNow would be good. A good quality crime drama of the future. Think Law and Order or Major Crimes with mutants. Read it. Gritty, humane, chilling.

    8. (I received this book for free as part of First Reads giveaways).(This review may contain spoilers).This is the first book in this series that I've read, but there was enough detail to allow me to follow the story without any problems.I felt that this book was a good mix of genres. There were some science fiction elements, but a lot of action and very tense scenes.I liked Cassandra's character. I found her very easy to relate to and empathise with. I recognised a lot of things about myself in h [...]

    9. I received a copy of this book from ACE via NetGalley in return for an honest review.In a post apocalyptic world where society is broken down into green and red zones and the divide between being normal and mutant is extreme; Los Angeles detective Cassandra Lee risks herself every day in the line of duty. This time she is finally getting her wish – a chance to go after the cop killing serial killer named the Bonebreaker. Like most things, the investigation goes screwy when murders attributed t [...]

    10. Redzone by William C. Dietz- This book is a Police Procedural with Science Fiction trappings, and is second in a series of three books( the third book comes out early next year). Forty years into our future a mutant virus has been released and America is now segmented into "Mutant" and "Normal" zones. Meanwhile a serial killer named "Bonebreaker" is terrorizing the LAPD, killing nine officers in so many years. Detective Cassandra Lee is hot on his trail because one of the dead police was her fat [...]

    11. This is the first book in this series that I have read and it was a pretty good introduction. Cassandra Lee is a kick ass police detective with a temper and on the trail of the Bonebreaker, the serial cop killer responsible for her father's death. I found Cassandra a likeable character but since this is a police procedural/sci-fi novel I would like to have seen more of her police work. She is constantly under review or suspended. I would also like to see more or even some progress made on the Bo [...]

    12. So this was a fairly good book with some good action and suspense. I was a little disappointed at how the things were resolved with the female merc - I was hoping for more, perhaps into the third book. The merc ending felt truncated like the author got tired of the storyline and just ended it. I was also hoping for more with Cassie's mother's family - maybe in the third book there will be some more of the Heevy family. A few typos in the text - ones that spell check won't catch because the word [...]

    13. This series just gets better. I was excited for Lee to meet her mother again after having been separated from her for so long. That she has to go into the Republic of Texas to do it. Lee grows a lot during this book, learning how to not just work with others but to defer to their authority as well. Makes me anxious for the next in the series, due out next month, I think. I really hope that the author brings Detective Omo back in the future though - I really liked him in the first book.

    14. I enjoyed the first book more. I have to agree with an earlier reviewer that expressed how it felt like the book contained three parts that could have been individual stories really. Because of the applied division, it took me much longer to read this book than my norm. It just didn't capture me & keep my attention the way the first book did. However, the story is still interesting to me so I will continue onto the next book in the series once I finish another book I have pending.

    15. An enjoyable, fast paced read ! Nothing exceptional but entertaining none the less ! One more book to go in this series to bring the story to a conclusion !

    16. So much fun. This is somewhere between gritty detective novel and awesome sci fi shoot 'em up! There's even a fun story, great characters, and a unique world to go along with it. Pulp awesome.

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