Monday, September 24, 2012

Working Stiff (Revivalist, #1) by Rachel Caine

Working Stiff (Revivalist, #1)Working Stiff by Rachel Caine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the very pharmaceutical company responsible for her new condition...


Very different type of book from the other series that I have read by Rachel Caine. Not bad different, just a little unexpected.

First I have to say that this book should in no way be classified as either Paranormal or Urban Fantasy. I would say it is more of a techno-thriller than anything. While there are 'zombies' in the book, this term is used very loosely. What we really have is science making it possible for nanites to revive and keep alive a human body. While the body will decay if injections are withheld the results are about as far as you can get from your typical storybook zombies. The person who is revived is in complete control of themselves (well most of the time)and has no strange cravings whatsoever.

This is the story of unsuspecting heroine getting caught up in something that she has nothing to do with. Wrong place, wrong time, basically. The story comes complete with corporate espionage, James Bond type good guys and enough futuristic science fiction to make you go hmmmmmmmm.

Overall an enjoyable read, though I was a little disappointed in the ending. Of course there are more books to follow in the series. I will continue to read, but not with the enthusiasm that I have consumed some of Ms. Caine's other books.

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