cover image Chasing the Dragon: Quantum Gravity, Book Four

Chasing the Dragon: Quantum Gravity, Book Four

Justina Robson, . . Pyr, $15.98 (401pp) ISBN 978-1-59102-746-1

Trapped in a bleak future where human/fey relations have dangerously deteriorated, paranormal cyborg secret agent Lila Black fights dark powers in the fourth Quantum Gravity supernatural thriller (after 2008's Going Under ). Lila's bosses at the Otopian Secret Service want her to hunt down and execute her missing demon husband, Teazle, framed for a bloody killing spree. Lila wants to help Teazle, but she's also obsessed with finding and resurrecting her dead lover, the charismatic elven rock star Zal. When the search for Zal uncovers a deadly plot by an ancient power to rule all the dimensions, Lila, with her sentient, bulletproof, shape-changing dress, a sword disguised as a pen and her comics-inspired battle-mechanoid body, quickly gets into large-scale mayhem. This fast-paced techno-fantasy will delight fans of manga-influenced action and violence. (Aug.)