I recently finished reading Grinders, by C.S. Boyack. I always look forward to reading new books by Mr. Boyack and I was not disappointed with this one.
The thing that struck me immediately was the mixture of imagination and possible natural evolution of the developments in both the environment and technology in the future. The book takes place in a future iteration of San Francisco which sees it’s citizens dealing with rising waters that cause them to live beneath the surface in some cases and deal with the effects of rising tides within the city.
The use of the ‘grid’ for the mobility of vehicles is ingenious even describing a sync with handheld devices to warn those absorbed in their cell phones (yes this is predicted to still be a thing in the future) that they are approaching traffic by sending a warning to their screens.
It’s these little touches of a feasible and imaginative future that make this book something special.
Of course, there are the characters. The police officers, Jimi and Lou perform their duties but also know when to bend the rules for the good of humanity. They are well thought out and their interactions our believable and natural.
I highly recommend this book. I also posted a shortened version of this review on Amazon. Please check it out along with the other wonderful works by C.S. Boyack. You can learn about this author and his writing HERE.