The Courier

The Courier

Book - 2016
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The first installment in the San Angeles trilogy, a thrilling near-future cyberpunk sci-fi series

Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier. A nobody. Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border--a land where corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone's help.

But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she's stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen.

Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets. Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller--a member of an underground resistance group--only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn't understand.

Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it's only a matter of time until Miller's resources and their luck run out....
Publisher: New York : DAW, 2016.
ISBN: 9780756412074
Branch Call Number: PB Brand
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 18 cm.

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StarGladiator
Apr 27, 2017

Entertaining science fiction in the first book of a possible or probable series. [The Operative is his next one.]

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LouWSytsma
Aug 31, 2016

Solid debut novel with an intriguing protagonist and a glimpse of a fascinating future.

Really looking forward to the second book where I expect the story scope to expand and stakes to rise.

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dlynch421
Jun 12, 2016

A science fiction novel - without the aliens and space travel - with a little bit of corporate intrigue, some on-the-run excitement and danger, and the tiniest bit of a love interest thrown into the mix makes this a captivating, well-written debut novel. Eagerly awaiting the second in the series - out in November.

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