Detroit’s eastside has seen its share of horrors. Once-proud factories gutted for scrap. Whole neighborhoods burned out and boarded up. Nature drained of color. But nothing like this: a thought-virus that turns the city’s dogs feral and its underclass into jackal-headed beasts.
The city erupts in chaos and nightmare violence. Communication in or out is impossible. The skies fill with lethal drone copters and airships bristling with heavy-duty cannon. Abandoned to their separate fates among hordes of monsters, the few surviving humans must find a way to elude the military blockade preventing their escape or to defeat the virus at its source—before government forces sacrifice them all.
Breakneck action, rogue science and deft portraiture combine for a grand and gripping tale of urban terror.
Lately I've been reading books outside of my typical genres of interest, and NIGHTSCAPE: CYNOPOLIS is no exception, but I thought it would be something fun to read around Halloween. I have to say, it was different for sure, and I wasn't disappointed. This book was a combo of apocalyptic fiction, horror, and supernatural thriller. This book has some political undertones about capitalism, racism and more. Detroit is at an all-time low, which lends itself to further damage when a virus is released that turns humans into beasts with a thirst for violence and destruction. Meanwhile, the government stumbles in its reaction and winds up killing more with their idiocy.
This was a great book, packed with action and I found myself enthralled as I followed along with the characters fighting for survival. I would definitely consider reading more from this author and highly recommend for fans of books with dytsopian, apocalyptic, supernatural elements.
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David W. Edwards is the writer, director and producer of the feature film Nightscape and author of the novels Nightscape: The Dreams of Devils and Nightscape: Cynopolis. He attended the University of Southern California's prestigious screenwriting program and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English Literature while working for a variety of Hollywood production companies. He's the founder and former CEO of a successful high-tech market research firm, and a former two-term state representative. He currently lives in Hillsboro, Oregon with his family.
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