The great cities are dying, like the country, from the heart out. The Redemption Presidency tolerates vigilantes who kill according to Biblical example. The police subcontract freelancers. Diane Fletcher is one of them. She is also cursed with the gift of seeing and feeling the emotions of others. Set in a future where right-wing theology has merged with government, the novel explores current religious and philosophical trends, creating an action filled journey of adventure and intrigue.
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"Dark and nastily believable ... Sean Stewart [is] a talent to watch."—William Gibson
"A fine novel, in the grand tradition of the SF thriller ... a very exciting debut."—Kim Stanley Robinson
"One of the year's best new science fiction books."—Edmonton Journal
America has been transformed by the Redemption Presidency, as the nation falls under the rule of Christian fundamentalists. While the country's great cities fall into decay, vigilantes are permitted to murder according to Biblical mandates. Adulterers are killed by stoning, and bounty hunters are encouraged to deliver criminals to the police for televised executions. Bounty hunter Diane Fletcher—a "shaper" whose empathetic powers allow her to tap into the emotions of others—investigates the bizarre death of Jonathan Mask, a celebrated actor whose electrocuted corpse was found dressed in a demon costume. But even a shaper's gifts might not be enough to navigate the shaky ground that lies between justice and vengeance.
Sean Stewart is the award winning author of seven best selling science fiction and fantasy novels. His first book Passion Play won the Aurora Award in 1993 and was followed by Nobody’s Son which also received the Aurora in 1994. His additional works include Resurrection Man, Clouds End, The Night Watch, Galveston and Mockingbird, the latter of which was a finalist for both the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award.
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Book Description Tesseract Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110888783140
Book Description Tesseract Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0888783140