Synopses & Reviews
Minority Report meets Blade Runner as a man must solve his daughter's murder only to find that the trail leads right back to himself in Dave Swavely's Silhouette, the first of The Peacer Series
A post-quake San Francisco is ruled by a private corporation called the Bay Area Security Service. Its founder, Saul Rabin, is revered by many as the savior of the city, but by others he is feared and loathed as a fascist tyrant. And because of the cutting-edge antigravity technology being developed by his company, this controversial figure is about to become the most powerful man in the world.
To his protégé, Michael Ares, the old man is a mysterious benefactor whom he respects and admires. But when Michael's daughter and best friend are brutally murdered, he follows a trail of evidence that leads dangerously close to home. Closer than he could ever imagine.
A future world of aerocars, net glasses, and neural cyberware provides the backdrop for this timeless tale of good and evil, revenge and love, infamy and destiny. Fans of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell will love this page-turner filled with thought-provoking images of dark shapes which, despite their pain and power, could never blot out the light that surrounds them.
"Christian pastor Swavely's debut offering is a brisk SF thriller set in a near-future San Francisco and tainted by racial and religious stereotypes. After a cataclysmic earthquake, the city's enigmatic police chief, Saul Rabin, created a high-tech security company, BASS, and transformed the failing city into a powerful city-state. One of Rabin's protÃ©gÃ©s, Michael Ares, is devastated when his young daughter dies in an explosion aimed at fellow BASS exec Darien Anthony. He sets out to find the killer and instead uncovers a mutinous plot. The high-tech future is replete with antigravity and cool wetware augmentations, but the murder mystery is thinly plotted and somewhat predictable." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
DAVE SWAVELY is a published author of four nonfiction books. He lived in the beautiful Napa Valley for ten years and now resides in lovely Chester County, near Philadelphia. Silhouette was his first novel, and the sequel, Kaleidocide, was also published by Thomas Dunne Books.