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Killing is My Business
January 9, 2018
Killing Is My Business A Novel by Adam Christopher Macmillan-Tor/Forge Tor Books
Sci Fi & Fantasy Pub Date 25 Jul 2017
Raymond Electromatic puts the hard in hard boiled. A robot with a gift for detection and a talent for eliminating obstacles, Ray is a standout in LA. In what might be his most difficult assignment, he’s tasked with killing of a mafia kingpin. But in this case, killing isn't enough. First he must get close and determine what he’s been planning. But Raymond has one weakness - his memory is wiped every day, so he only knows what he’s been told and maybe, just maybe his handler is keeping important information just out of reach.
Wow, noir and robots what an uncanny and unforgettable combination. It feels like a classic noir film merged with a 50’s scifi movie- absolutely captivating. The Raymond Electric novels are in a class by themselves, delightfully pulpy and eminently entertaining. This unique read is a far cry more satisfying than the vast numbers of repetitive dystopian melodramas. If you are looking for something different, look no further - Killing is My Business is a fantastic choice for a science fiction fan.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Killing is My Business from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
"Robot noir in 60s Los Angeles? You had me at 'Hello.'" —John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author
Another golden morning in a seedy town, and a new memory tape and assignment for intrepid PI-turned-hitman—and last robot left in working order—Raymond Electromatic. But his skills may be rustier than he remembered in Killing Is My Business, the latest in Christopher's robot noir oeuvre, hot on the heels of the acclaimed Made to Kill.