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NOA Meeting "The Digital Plague"

From: Heather
Sent on: Monday, January 25, 2010 8:45 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for NOA Book Society!

What: NOA Meeting "The Digital Plague"

When: Wednesday, February 17,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Barnes and Noble cafe
14880 Florence Trail
Apple Valley, MN 55124
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This meetings book is The Digital Plague (Avery Cates Series-book 2) by Jeff Somers

We're trying something new! The second meeting of each month (third Wednesday), we will be reading a series. Starting with the Avery Cates Series by Jeff Somers

Synopsis from Barnes & Noble website
Avery Cates is a very rich man. He's probably the richest criminal in New York City. But right now, Avery Cates is pissed. Because everyone around him has just started to die - in a particularly gruesome way. With every moment bringing the human race closer to extinction, Cates finds himself in the role of both executioner and savior of the entire world.


From Publishers Weekly
This intense sequel to 2007's The Electric Churchis a strong techno-thriller, but it doesn't quite match its predecessor in originality. Avery Cates is a killer-for-hire who sold his services to the shadowy System of Federated Nations and destroyed the Electric Church's plans to turn people into cyborg Monks. Now mysterious assailants have infected Cates with a plague of nanobots that kills anyone he encounters and then reanimates the corpses. His condition draws the attention of the System authorities, who wonder why Cates himself has not fallen victim to the disease; they keep him alive in an effort to identify a cure. Amid sometimes flat scenes of gunfighting, betrayal and nanotech zombie uprisings, Cates's noirish narrative voice stands out as the book's real strength. Somers's compelling writing separates this from similar works and offers hope that future volumes will come closer to the quality of the original.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NOAbooks/calendar/12416141/

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