A.I. P.I. by Ian Patrick Williams @AuthorsXP #bookreview #scifi #androids #privateinvestigators

A.I. P.I. by Ian Patrick Williams

What the hell had Charlie Gale gotten himself into?

Raymond (RMD3000), Artificial Intelligence Private Investigator (A.I. P.I.), may be able to get paid for his services this time.  Dorothy Gale (yes, that’s her name), a young woman with means is looking for her missing brother, Charlie. However, the search for Charlie may be the death of Raymond. The more he digs, the more bodies pile up and his former police colleagues are looking at him as the suspect.

There in the shadows was a heavy wooden door with a sign on it reading ‘No Animals or Robots’. Nice to know where you rank in the scheme of things.

After the human race built the new model androids “it caused an uneasiness that hit them where they lived—now when they looked at us, they weren’t exactly sure what was returning their look.”  So all androids were sacked and relegated to a seedy part of town.  Raymond is a smart-ass ex-cop android who is feared by society, discriminated against daily, and if he doesn’t play it just right, is going to the dismantling station.

Williams brilliantly uses allegories from The Wizard of Oz to represent Dorothy Gale’s innocence in a world unknown, using the derogatory term “Tinman” for all androids, and Raymond’s discussion with Dorothy about not having a heart, but risking everything to save her. Continue reading “A.I. P.I. by Ian Patrick Williams @AuthorsXP #bookreview #scifi #androids #privateinvestigators”

Book review: Sweetheart (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Book 2) by Chelsea Cain (9781427205032) Book on CD

In reading the second installment of the Gretchen Lowell series, I was interested to find out what happened with the unusual relationship of Archie Sheridan (Portland police detective) and Gretchen Lowell (serial killer). Ms. Cain did not disappoint me.

Archie Sheridan is trying to mend his relationship with his wife and children. He has kept away from Gretchen Lowell, but his thoughts are always with her and the pills he takes for the pain caused by being Gretchen’s last torture victim, are taking their toll. Archie wants to die and Gretchen’s escape from prison has given him a plan to make his wish come true.

Susan Ward wants to expose Senator Castle’s past “affair” with a 14-year old, but there is a cover up that involves murder. Who killed her mentor, what have the bodies in the park have to do with the Castle story and who is trying to kill her?

Again, a great suspense thriller with two nail-biting mysteries to keep you reading until the ultimate climax. On to book 3.