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Love the narrator and writing. These characters are so catching I totally plan on reading more of the series. I appreciate the free copy.
Pretty goodI liked this story. I liked Dhata and I liked the location. I kind of imagined the Tampa Bay area after a war. This futuristic detective story got me interested in the next book. I think I might like this series.
( Format : Audiobook )"Nobody threatens me and mine."Set in the twenty second century after war has devastated vast tracts of the U.S., humans and synthetics uneasily co-exist, the latter being almost impossible to determine from their human counterparts. But someone is targeting the synths, ruthlessly hacking individuals to death. And the police don't really seem interested. But one officer, Dhata Mays, and his partner, Jason, are horrified by the brutally and the uncaring attitude of their fel...
I quite enjoyed this. It was a little bit futuristic noir, a little bit Maze Runner. Hell, there might even have been a little Elijah Baley in Dhata. It was a good mix. Yes, Dhata was just a little too perfect—a little too tough, with too many connections in all the wrong places to somehow be one of the few clean cops left around. But I liked him and the book all the same. The writing was sharp (though occasionally oddly formal), the mystery progressed at a nice pace, and the persecution of Synt...
Disclaimer.I had requested and received audible version of this book for free from the author, in exchange for an unbiased review.What I liked about the book -Before you read "The Judas Cypher", you should read "Dhata Mays". This one is the prequel to that book and gives you a lot of the backstory of the main character and makes him all that more relatable. I was lucky enough to read these two in sequence and loved every minute of it. What I disliked about the book - Nothing specific that I can
Made it to about 20% and just didn't care enough. The relationships between humans and synths is still not sufficiently clear at that point to have a feel for why events are important in the bigger picture. Dhata seems an interesting character, I just am not getting a feel for his world. Some terms used are not explained clearly either. (I don't expect a literal definition, but a clearer contextual one would be nice.) Just not my cup of tea. If I didn't have a huge 'to read' list, I might have p...
Wow, cool futuristic thriller! Action-packed story, very well written and narrated. Loved it! Dhata is a complicated dude, and he's badass. He's a detective in a futuristic society trying to find a balance between good and evil to keep things from going crazy.... what a ride! Definitely interested in listening to more in the series, and now I'm on to the next one, The Judas Sypher. Yay! Very nicely done.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this revi...
Futuristic detective storyI like detective stories and this one is set in the future. It had a few typos but nothing that I really cared about. The one thing that Idid care about was his use of words and initials without explaining what they meant or why they were used. This book gave a sample of the next one and it had a glossary. I wish I would have known that as I was reading this book. I did like the story though and may even read another some time.
This futuristic crime thriller is a well-done, future-gone-bad story. The vibe reminds me of Blade Runner. The hero is almost like a superhero, in that he devotes himself to justice as he sees it. That part almost reminds of the old movie Serpico. One thing - sometimes the font changes for a few paragraphs. It was not too distracting, but I just wondered about it.
Dhata Mays (the Synth Crisis Book 0) is my second read from author Greg Dragon. The prequel to The Judas Cypher, gives you more background to Dhata Mays (the main character in both books). Another short, enjoying & entertaining blend of the mystery & science fiction genres. I’ll definitely be reading more from Greg Dragon. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).
Greg Dragon got a nice writing style, his books are easy to understand and have enough twists to make all his stories interesting and enjoying. Using Tucker McDougall for narration is a perfect choice to go audio. I fully recommend this series to all. My honest review even so that I got this audiobook for free.
Pretty goodI enjoyed the story overall but it needed more detail toward the end explaining how the bad guy was captured. And more explanation of the world and disaster, and where synth s came from.
A shorter tale, but very well written. The action is well paced and keeps you engaged without feeling rushed. This was more of a detective novel than sci-fi, and the characters were a bit cliche, but overall the book was very enjoyable.
MesmerizingThis is a great noir story with a main character who grabs your interest. The story is well-paced with plenty of action and a little romance. Set in a futuristic Tampa, Florida, it will keep you mesmerized.
CITIZEN, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?It's a violent and dangerous world if you're a synth, and every shadow may hide an enemy. But you have friends out there too... you just have to know where to look. There is so much to love about this story. Don't miss it!
Review of Dhata MaysI had the kindle read this eBook to me in one afternoon, while I did some chores. Wow. What a good story.I will definitely read more from this talented writer!
This is a really interesting idea! The plot could have been very good if only it had had a little more polish. I will see what else this writer has written, as the ideas are different to your normal dystopian world adventure!
Noir dystopia.The world didn't end with the War for Peace. Humans created the synthetic people to rebuild the world , but feel a lot of intolerance. Dhata mays is a detective who tries to keep order in Tampa Florida.
RoseI enjoyed reading about how this police detective pursued the enemy even though so many others did not approve of what he was doing. Other characters were very interesting and it was fun finding out everyone's details.
This felt like a hard boiled cop story set in a not too far of figure. Not a bad book...but too much cop and not enough future for me.
Reasonably enjoyableDecent police shoot-em-up pitting futuristic cops against a human cult who intend to cleanse the world of androids after an unspecified war
Great readWell written story about the future and a police officer investigating multiple murders of synthetic humans by a crazy cult leader.
Great book.I loved the characters and the world.The tech was low-key but very interesting.I will read on in this series.
I really do love these stories. The setting is intriguing. The writing is superb. And Dhata is kick-ass. A nice nod to the noir fiction I love, as well as the futuristic SF I enjoy.