Machinehood

This book is set a hundred years in the future in a world very like ours. The major differences are the many bots doing various jobs in society and the common use by humans of performance enhancing drugs. The world building concept is interesting, but the details do not quite mesh, it is not clear to me how the economy of this future works.

The main character is a private security guard. Her job usually consists of ‘made-for-camera’ conflicts with protestors in which both sides try to gain public sympathy through cinematic moves. So it is a surprise when there is a serious assassination attempt on her client.

The plot is exciting, with various surprises. The characters are compelling, I was easily drawn into their lives. The ending was unsatisfying though, nothing really seemed to be resolved.

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