Ever have one of those mornings? Your head is pounding with a hangover and somebody has just hacked your brain?
That’s just the kind of morning Martin is having. Here in the 22nd century—where the power of Nanocells can resurrect corpses—he’s been hijacked by an artificial intelligence named Angel into the search for a missing body. Unfortunately it goes much deeper than he first suspects, and they set out to the stars to find out who is stealing all the dead bodies from Earth.
What the readers are saying about Afterlives:
—”More than anything, I loved the use of language and imagery. My wife was getting annoyed with me as I kept interrupting her with, “Oh, you’ve got to hear this part!” The metaphors are unique and, unlike too many authors, aren’t repetitive.
The characters seem to have depth and personality from the very beginning. Their dialog sounds natural and isn’t stilted or boring. Martin, the hero, is the sure to become one of those characters that the readers won’t let die (like Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt). His natural bravado and regretted past make him one of those characters you just fall in love with. His ever present partner, Angel, is rather unique herself and leaves you wondering, “what next?”
The setting starts out on Earth in the 2200’s with Electric Mustang’s, Starbucks, and Interstellar Hyperspace Travel. Phillips takes some realistic views of a future with continued growth, advancement in medicine, and hiking gear every outdoorsman wishes they had.
The plot is well refined, with no loose ends or obvious faults. It stays exciting from start to end and is well worth the read.”
— “Kept me intrigued all the way through. Well worth the purchase :)”
—”I especially recommend it for it’s incredible vision of the future, not shown with the usual extremes of grim apocalytic forboding or utopian sentimentality but a world that is is rich in its breath and depth from recognizable daily activity to sweeping technological upheaval.
Excellent pacing and thoughouly quirky, likable main characters plus some wonderful twists and turns will make this one hard to put down. If you are a fan of a good mystery, classic gumshoe novels, or really good original Sci-Fi, this is an excellent addition to your library. “