on April 07, 2013
Another well-crafted, gritty and surreal space-opera from a truly under-rated author.
Williams handles multiple plot-lines well, with confidence and grace, balancing tension and exposition with masterful use of language and pacing. Love this book and this author!
Days of Atonement
on April 28, 2013
Loren Hawn is such a memorable character, somewhat flawed but so human and real. This book - like it's author - is remarkably underrated. It can be appreciated on many levels; as a police procedural or as a mystery with a touch of underplayed sci-fi weirdness, which makes it accessible to even non-sci-fi-readers.
Williams has a gift for action and pacing, masterfully laying down the layers of mystery, and building-up the various plot-lines. His locations and characters feel authentic, their interactions and dialogue feel honest and real, and imparts a strong sense-of-place.
Now, this novel - in the hands of a competent producer - would make a great film, so long as it was adapted with respect and authenticity.