Rosa Montero Tears in Rain (Bruna Husky)

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Tears in Rain (Bruna Husky)

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Death is inevitable. Especially when you have an expiration date.

As a replicant, or “techno-human,” Detective Bruna Husky knows two things: humans bioengineered her to perform dangerous, undesirable tasks; and she has just ten years on the United States of Earth before her body automatically self-destructs. But with “anti-techno” rage on the rise and a rash of premature deaths striking her fellow replicants, she may have even less time than she originally thought.

Investigating the mysterious deaths, Bruna delves into the fractious, violent history shared by humans and replicants, and struggles to engage the society that fails to understand her—yet created her. The deeper she gets, the deadlier her work becomes as she uncovers a vast, terrifying conspiracy bent on changing the very course of the world. But even as the darkness of her reality closes in, Bruna clings fiercely to life.

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Rosa Montero is an acclaimed novelist and an award-winning journalist for the Spanish newspaper El País. A native of Madrid and the daughter of a professional bullfighter, Montero published her first novel at age twenty-eight. She has won Spain’s top book award, the Qué Leer Prize, twice—for The Lunatic of the House in 2003 and Story of the Transparent King in 2005. A prolific author of twenty-six books, her other titles include the short-story collection Lovers and Enemies and the novels Beautiful and Dark, My Beloved Boss, and The Heart of the Tartar.

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In Spain at the beginning of the twenty-second century, in a society in which humans and humanoid androids (also known as technohumans, or replicants) have an uneasy coexistence, replicants are starting to murder each other in fits of homicidal rage, before killing themselves—victims, it seems, of deliberately corrupted artificial memories. Private detective Bruna Husky, herself a combat-model replicant, nearly becomes a murder victim herself before being hired to find out who’s responsible for the mayhem. Despite its grungy, neo-noir feel; its use of the term replicant; and its title—a quote from Rutger Hauer’s famous dying monologue in Blade Runner—this is not a sequel to that classic movie, or even a tale set in the Blade Runner world. But it is connected thematically to the movie, and fans of Ridley Scott’s film (and the Philip K. Dick story on which it is based), should definitely enjoy this well-plotted, imaginative tale. The writing is a bit clunky at times—perhaps an artifact of the translation—but it will take a lot more than the occasional awkward turn of phrase to make readers put this book down once it gets rolling. --David Pitt

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