Dan Stout – Titanshade

This noir fantasy thriller from a debut author introduces the gritty town of Titanshade, where danger lurks around every corner.

Carter’s a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio, and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It’s also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster. As its oil reserves run dry, the city’s future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Squibs.

But now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Squib diplomat. The pressure’s never been higher to make a quick arrest, even as Carter’s investigation leads him into conflict with the city’s elite. Undermined by corrupt coworkers and falsified evidence, and with a suspect list that includes power-hungry politicians, oil magnates, and mad scientists, Carter must find the killer before the investigation turns into a witch-hunt and those closest to him pay the ultimate price on the filthy streets of Titanshade.

Author: Dan Stout
Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Duration: 12 hours 50 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2003
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

lineman unseen

I really like The Others, but I loved this book. It takes the world building that makes The Others series great, and it adds in characters I like just as much if not more. I adored Vicki, our heroine, and the other people in this world, both human and others. The antagonists were terrible people, but I loved to hate them, and I think Bishop did a great job fleshing out villains.

As always Alexandra Harris did a great job.