Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Reviews
Book Review: Afterlife
By Sandy Amazeen Aug 24, 2010, 17:46 GMT
Welcome to your next chance. Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into their new and improved lives. Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn\'t all it\'s cracked up to be. Nine lives are all a person can get-and a powerful group of desperate, high-level Nine-Timers will stop at nothing to ...more
Set in New Orleans in the not to distant future, this interesting mix of science fiction and mystery looks at the possible ramifications of being able to clone new bodies as our originals succumb to disease, accidents or old age. As with all new technologies, there are problems and this is no exception. Those who choose (and can afford) resurrection are limited to nine lives and people approaching their last life are desperate to find the key to true immortality.
Chaz Domingue is a Babysitter, his job is to protect and shepard those newly “born” through their first week in a new life. With the discovery of a tracking chip implanted into his latest charge, Chaz realizes Angelique is different from the routine assignment. Someone is hunting her and more disturbing, the chip appears to have come from the corporation Chaz works for. As Angelique begins remembering more of her past, a past linked to a mysterious black wolf, Chaz is increasingly challenged to uncover what’s going on before someone silences him forever.
Destefano’s first in The Resurrection Chronicles provides plenty of food for thought by creating a world divided by those who choose resurrection vs. those who decide not to tamper in God’s domain. The antagonist is sufficiently strong to balance the protagonists without overwhelming the story and the climax leaves an interesting opening for more adventures. With lots of action, technology and a strong antagonist, this series is one to watch.