Smashwords – No Dogs in Philly – a book by Andy FuturoNo Dogs in Philly By Andy Futuro "The fate of the world hangs in the balance as detective Saru Solan fights to save an alien host from the dimension-devouring Uausua..."
This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in sometime. It is in the running for one of the top 5 books for 2015. I know the year is not even half over, but the book is that good.
Andy Futuro has spun a marvelous fabric of a highly drugged and rather dystopian society. There is so little hope for the average person Saru runs into and leaves them with scars on their body. She has been given a task, a seemingly impossible task the deeper she gets in. First save a blue eyed girl, then later it seems the fate of the world, if not the universe is in the balance.
The author has created a very believable world, the gadgets, the implants, the constant net feeds directly to your brain offer scary portents of the future. Saru has so many interesting weapons, Betty is really cool. I love the shiv implanted in her thigh, just under her skin; and everything else. The ear lob cams seem quite practical.
Andy does a wonderful job of delineating the stratification of society, a lot like a caste system; where you were born is where you would die. Did I mention there was little to no hope?
Google, take note: Saru's self-driving Cadillac can drive itself all day and find it's way home, i bet it can even defend itself.
Some of the scenes are nearly palpable, the lighting is good, the mood ranges from grim twilight to morbid and deathly dark. A lot of fun!
The Elzi's seem to have relinquished their humanity, the Hips are in touch with their humanity. There is a dog that might be a god, or maybe it is a god that might be a dog.
This book will appeal to a lot of different readers. It is sexy in places, and not so much in others, with action oriented parts elsewhere.