Published by Grand Mal Press (www.grandmalpress.com)
Benny tries to ignore the payment-overdue messages he keeps getting from "Forget What?," a memory removal company. Benny's a slacker, after all, and couldn't pay them even if he wanted to. Then people start trying to kill him, and his life suddenly depends on finding out what memories he has forgotten. Benny relies on his wits, latent skills, and new friends as he investigates his own past; delving deeper and deeper into the underworld of criminals, bad cops, and shady news organizations, all with their own reasons for wanting him to remain ignorant or die. Walking Shadow is a future-noir science fiction mystery novel with action, humor, suspense, smart dialogue, and a driving first person narrative.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I stumbled upon this book while looking up the Spenser novel of the same name, but I loved the premise and decided to give it a try. Our hero is being hassled for payment to a memory erasure company. The problem is, he doesn’t remember having his memory edited and it quickly becomes apparent that what’s he forced himself to forget is becoming very important to his future. This is one of those mysteries where you keep thinking you know what’s going on but then a new layer of the onion gets pulled off and you realize nothing is the way you think it is. It could have been half the length and very satisfying, but Johns’ mind is much more devious than that. The pace was a little slow for my liking, but the mystery is first rate.