Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Review: KILLING IS MY BUSINESS by Adam Christopher

Publisher Tor Books
Length 288 pages
Format ebook
Published 2017
Series Ray Electromatic Mysteries #2
My Copy provided by the publisher

My Review
Ray is the last of his kind, having rolled off the production line before the robotic business went bust for good. Now he's a hitman moonlighting as a private detective. Accompanied by his handler, Ada, a supercomputer, Ray earns a living taking the lives of others. Sounds cold and dark but Ray is anything but.

The follow-up to Made to Kill, gives the character added depth and makes him more likable than ever, which is saying something considering the book opens up with Ray on a stakeout watching his next victim waiting for the opportune kill moment.   

Killing is my Business has an engaging story-line complimented by the fact that Ray has to download information every day given his memory stack fills each day and requires a reboot. Each day is a first for Ray - with just enough information to go on to get the job done. This a particularly important cog in the machine as it contributes heavily to some key plot elements, notably in the later stages of the book.

The thing I really like about Killing is my Business, is the way the author, Adam Christopher infuses doubt into the story. Doubt over the contract Ray's been hired, doubt over Ada's intentions, doubt over Ray himself; this is all mixed with a twisting plot that goes much deeper than a typical P.I book. 

My rating: 4/5 stars. 

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