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Lated by “norms” and lands run by “mutants”   Detective Cassandra Lee of Los Angeles’s Special Investigative Section has built a fierce reputation taking down some of the city’s most notorious criminals But the serial cop killer known as Bonebreaker who murdered Lee’s father is still at large Officially she’s too personally involved to work on the Bonebreaker case Unofficially she’s going to. Not going to say much about this my thoughts are similar to the other non positive but informative reviews So read theirs instead here here here or here Not even going to try writing a summary for myself to remember the plot shrugs Basically the writing left me cold and distant to the main heroine The story felt like tons of facts and information not one that elicited any real sympathetic emotion from me as a reader Even when one of the characters who appeared early in the book whom I thought I would like died in the first 10% of the bookAlso I really didn t understand why the romantic element was added I even felt uncertain to call it romantic it was unnecessary it was awkward as hell and when I actually got to the short lovemaking scene seriously it was written like that Their lovemaking was slow at first deliciously so but as both became confident the tempo started to increase I cringed in discomfort because it just felt really offThe ending is a hook for readers who want to continue with the series Sadly I m not one of them

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Deadeye Mutant Files #1

Hunt him to the ends of the earth   In the meantime duty calls when the daughter of Bishop Screed head of the Church of Human Purity is kidnapped by mutants and taken into the red zone to be used for breeding Assigned to rescue her Lee must trust her new partner mutant lawman Deputy Ras Omo to guide her not only through the unfamiliar territory but through the prejudicial divisions between mutants and norms  . Deadeye was a uniue take on mutants in an urban setting that provided a fast paced plot and a like able main character Cassandra Lee is admirable in her motivations driven and often reckless but she grabs your attention and almost forces you to like her and take notice I m not sure how this one falls into the sci fi category it feels like an urban fantasy but overall I was pleased with the uniueness of the storyMy biggest pet peeve with this book was the multiple POVs I ve never been a particular fan though there are several books that have multiple POVs and I feel do so successfully Deadeye however is not one of them In addition to main characters having their own point of view minor characters and those who we saw for only one scene even gained their own brief points of view such as the widowed mutant who is in one scene and Cassandra s early partner who we don t see any after the second chapter While I understand that the author likely did this to give the reader a larger perspective of what was going on I feel like it lacked creativity and was distracting than anything Another thing that didn t add up for me was that norms and mutants such as main character Cassandra and Ras wouldn t eat with on another for fear of contamination but later have sex That leap didn t really add up for meThe ending saved this book for me though While there were moments in the end that felt rushed due to all of the chaos that was going on the over the top cliffhanger left me wondering what the heck was in store for our cast of characters and how they were going to get through what they d be forced to face in the future Now as I mentioned earlier the story itself was uit good but the writing style was hard for me in particular with the multiple POVs I read an eARC of the book as well as listened to the audiobook from audible and would give the book itself 3 stars meaning I did like it it had issues but it was still enjoyable I d give the audiobook 35stars The reason for that is because the audiobook made it easier to overlook the hiccups that occurred throughout the story and made the multiple POVs much easier to handle The speakers voice was also easy to listen to I don t have a a lot of audiobook experiences but will say this has been my best so far A voice can make or break and audiobook and this narrator did an exceptional job

William C. Dietz ñ 9 REVIEW

The national bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned novels a must read for any fan of Mil Fic Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy begins a brand new science fiction police procedural series In the year 2038 an act of bioengineered terrorism decimated humanity Those who survived were either completely unaffected or developed horrible mutations Across the globe nations are now divided between areas popu. 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum C Dietz brings us an interesting new sci fi police procedural series set in a plague ravaged future Those who survived the bioengineered threat of 2038 were either left completely unaffected or developed a wide range of disfiguring mutations leaving a great divide both socially and geographically between the world s norms and mutants Relations between the two groups aren t great to say the least Anti mutant organizations sow hatred and incite brutal attacks and killings against mutants making no small amount of work for Los Angeles detective Cassandra Lee who has built her reputation around taking down some of the city s worst criminalsWhen the daughter of Bishop Screed leader of the Church of Human Purity is kidnapped all signs point to the work of mutants Assigned to the case is Lee and her new mutant partner Deputy Ras Omo who must race against time to save the young woman before she is sold and used for breeding by the ruthless human smuggling rings in the Red Zone And if only that were the end of it While chasing down leads the two cops are also hounded every step of the way by Bonebreaker the serial killer believed to have taken the lives of than half a dozen police officers including detective Frank Lee Cassandra s own fatherFor a first book of a new series Dietz has established uite a solid foundation for the world of Mutant Files especially when it comes the social climate with regards to norms and mutants Stigma is strong against the latter group a lot of whom live in lawless and run down freak towns where no norms fear to tread To avoid catching the incurable disease norms also wear masks and nose filters in the presence of mutants and while most mutants wear masks too they do so to hide their terrible mutations While world building elements such as these are compelling unfortunately they also come to the reader in a series of heavy info dumps near the beginning of the novel weighing down the introduction and making the first couple of chapters a slow readThere s uite a good story in here too which if not immediately apparent does admittedly take a bit of effort to uncover The major obstacle was once again the introduction where I had a very difficult time adjusting to the writingFirstly Dietz seems to have a fondness for freuent point of view switches and not just between major characters Every so often minor characters and even random bystanders seem to feel the need to chime in for a paragraph or two presumably so the reader can get a better feel of a situation by seeing it through their eyes While I understood the intention I didn t think this was very effective and could have done with less of these seemingly arbitrary asides And because they were often so short rather than contribute to a scene I found them to be distracting than anythingSecondly the author has a peculiar tendency to insert in line explanations between parentheses in cases say where an acronym is being used or when a character says something in another language etc and Dietz will place the translation right there in the middle of the prose and even dialogue Not a big deal to some readers perhaps but for me it had a light immersion breaking effect It would have been preferable if these explanations were naturally worked into the narrative rather than placed glaringly between a pair of brackets But then again it s also possible this may be changed in the finished bookWithout a doubt though sandwiched between the beginning and end of the book is where all the good stuff is The plot is entertaining and fast paced and kept me turning the pages once it got going I did stumble again at the end when things wrapped up a bit too uickly and in much chaos especially where the Bonebreaker aspect of the story was concerned but generally I was uite pleased with the overall pacing as well as the characterization of Cassandra Lee a badass female cop who is great at what she does There s always room for improvement when it comes to character development but nonetheless I found myself greatly invested in Lee and Omo s relationshipI would rate this book between a 3 and 35 out of 5 stars if I could with emphasis on the fact I really enjoyed the story but only after a fierce struggle with the writing To be fair most of my uibbles have to do with certain uirks of the author s style which may not matter as much to another reader I d definitely be open to reading the seuel especially since there are still uestions about the Bonebreaker that reuire addressing and I d be curious where those answers will take our protagonist


10 thoughts on “Deadeye Mutant Files #1

  1. says:

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum C Dietz brings us an interesting new sci fi police procedural series set in a plague ravaged future Those who survived the bioengineered threat of 2038 were either left completely unaffected or developed a wide range of disfiguring mutations leaving a great divide – both socially and g

  2. says:

    I’ve been procrastinating on this review not because I have nothing to say but because I’m not going to particularly enjoy saying it This book did not work for me to the extent that if it had not been from Netgalley I would not have finished it So while this review is going to be negative perhaps vehemently so I think it’s important to explain my reasons After all an aspect that drives me to distraction may be a draw for another rea

  3. says:

    Verdict Nope that ain’t good enough for me My first association after reading the blurb and seeing this awesome cover was a new Naked in Death style of book Detective mystery with a strong female lead combined with a slightly futuristic setting Hell yeah give it to me D Is there even a definition for this genr

  4. says:

    Not going to say much about this; my thoughts are similar to the other non positive but informative reviews So read theirs instead here here here or here Not even going to try writing a summary for myself to remember the plot shrugs Basically the writing left me cold and distant to the main heroine The story felt like tons of fact

  5. says:

    I picked up this book ignoring the fact that it was a male author with a female centric main character I try not to let this fact color my desire for a book but most of the time it does I ended up really enjoying this book I liked how Cass would having feelings for someone but wouldn't let that emotion overwhelm the reason she was

  6. says:

    Wellhmmmyeah I have to admit that the premise of the story is essentially interesting than the story itself From the synopsis I thoug

  7. says:

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyDEADEYE the first book in The Mutant Files series by Dietz has a kick ass cover a potentia

  8. says:

    I picked up this book because of the awesome cover and because Ace is one of those imprints that tends to put out my sort of books I loved the beginning wherein Detective Bruce Conti begins his partnership with Cassandra Lee I liked that it was a reversal of the usual setup The guy is the younger less experienced one trying to prove himself

  9. says:

    Deadeye was a uniue take on mutants in an urban setting that provided a fast paced plot and a like able main character Cassandra Lee is admirable in her motivations driven and often reckless but she grabs your attention and almost forces you to like her and take notice I'm not sure how this one falls into the sci fi category it feels like an urban fantasy but overall I was pleased with the uniueness of the storyMy biggest pet peeve with thi

  10. says:

    I really liked the world that this book was set in I felt sorry for the mutants for how they were treated mostly because how they got to be a mu