Rivers of Gold

Rivers of Gold

by Adam Dunn


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Rivers of Gold by Adam Dunn

New York City has never been an easy place to make it, but in the year 2013, it's a little tougher than usual. Race riots. Massive unemployment. Rampant crime. Vacant buildings now housing a thriving black market. A worthless currency and a broken government. Welcome to the Second Great Depression. Some have adapted to life in tomorrow's Big Apple. Like Renny, a part-time fashion photographer and full-time drug dealer who oversees a network of taxicabs running contraband through the underground party circuit. He works for Reza, an enterprising immigrant who has turned the city's nightlife down a deadly road.

Others in the city are just trying to hang on. Like Detective Sixto Santiago, part of an experimental new NYPD unit known as the Citywide Anticrime Bureau (CAB), squads of undercover cops in taxicabs who are meant to hold down the chaos just enough to keep tourists coming. Santiago's new assignment will send him after the man both Renny and Reza must ultimately answer to, a criminal visionary known only as the Slav. But Santiago's most dangerous foe just might be his new partner. From the grime of the city's taxi garages to the sterilized peaks where high finance and organized crime converge, Rivers of Gold is a kaleidoscopic vision of the near future gone hideously wrong.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608193073
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Adam Dunn is a freelance writer whose byline has appeared in eighteen publications in four countries, including the South China Morning Post, BBC News Online, CNN.com, the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. He lives with his family in New York City.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic debut novel! Homeland security threats in New York City force NYPD's Sixto Santiago to work with Everett More- a highly trained, secretive special ops spook and they, in turn, are forced to work with the FBI and other law enforcement branches to fight drug lords and terrorism on the streets of New York City- all focused on New York's taxis. It is fast, suspenseful and often quite (darkly) funny, too. Fans of suspense with a noir-ish style will love it!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 2013, the second Great Depression has led to the rise of crime especially in the urban centers. NYPD established the controversial Citywide Anticrime Bureau to prevent the further increase in criminal activity. Already having strong objections to the creation of this unit, the Aubrey Bright fatality has led to rioting against the cops and especially CAB. CAB Detective Sixto Santiago works undercover, but when he finds the mutilated corpse of Egyptian cabdriver Eyad Fouad near the Holland Tunnel, he sees an opportunity for career advancement. Thus expecting to solve the case quickly and obtain kudos and a promotion, Santiago investigates the brutal homicide of the immigrant. However, his inquiry soon proves this was not a simple murder of a cabbie, but much more. Rivers of Gold is an intriguing near futuristic tale that extrapolates the economic crisis from a lingering recession into a deep rooted depression and consequently its affect on people. The investigation is entertainingly filled with twists and spins as a simple homicide that smacks of promotion turns into a convoluted job killer. Although the ending inanely and overly hyperbolizes the previously somewhat subtle farcical plot, readers will enjoy this fun police procedural. Harriet Klausner
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
An abrasively-told story using multiple first-person points of view, with the reader having to determine who the speaker is. The problem is heightened by the use of initials rather than names to identify characters. Fortunately the task becomes easier as you get into the book. The several main characters are quite well described and quite unique. The fun comes from the fact that no one in the story is a typical person, and the descriptions help to create a wonderful mental image of each person. I would call this a graphic novel with words used to define the graphics. The action takes place in New York City, and familiarity with the layout would be helpful in appreciating some of the humor, but the reader's enjoyment doesn't require geographic knowledge. A glossary at the end provides some assistance for the reader in dealing with acronyms, but it isn't necessary for understanding, It just adds to the knowledge. This is a fun book to read, just don't be set off by the early chapters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I call my watrior ancectors to look down on this young warrrior and change her name to silverfish.i would also want to make her my loyal deputy in honor of rocktail.silver fish!silverfish!