QUAKE CITY by John B. Spencer

QUAKE CITY

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Welcome to the world beyond the Big One of '97, the earthquake that turned California into an island covered by uninhabitable rubble and post-apocalyptic theme parks. Money's been replaced by electronic ``Creds,'' and incarceration has given way to drugs that age you 25 years in a few hours. But some things never change, like the certainty that the apartment that L.A. ``confidential consultant'' Charley Case has agreed to housesit will come complete with the corpse of his absent landlord's sister, that a trail of corpses will follow, along with the likelihood of an emerging land-development scam getting tied in to some highly placed politicos. Forget about following the plot, which unreels as madly as if you'd hitched a ride on somebody else's nightmare. Just sit back and enjoy (if that's your fancy) the catastrophic landscape in this third (but first to appear here) case for Charley Case.

Pub Date: April 4th, 1997
ISBN: 1-899344-02-0
Page count: 158pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1997




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