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BOOK REVIEW: Point  

Posted by Scott Wilson

Title: Point


Author: Thomas Blackthorne

Publisher: Angry Robots

RRP: $16.99

ISBN: 9780857660787

Release Date: 2011

Pages: 432



Description:

“John Meaney is a spectacular writer. He makes SF seem all fresh and new again.”

Robert J Sawyer

“John Meaney has rewired SF. Everything is different now.”

Stephen Baxter

What else is there, when life has no point?

In a Britain on the edge of collapse, the lost teens have formed Cutter Circles, a terrible cult based on mutual suicide. For ex-Special Forces soldier Josh Cumberland, this is just the start of another descent into the very heart of darkness.

Savage satire and incredible near-future thrills from the author of Edge.

Review:

Point is the near future thriller and the sequel to Edge, by Thomas Blackthorne.

In a Britain on the edge of collapse, the lost teens have formed Cutter Circles, a terrible cult based on mutual suicide. For ex-Special Forces soldier Josh Cumberland, this is just the start of another descent into the very heart of darkness.

Point follows on directly from the explosive finale of Edge, a world changed by the destructive effects of man, and a Britain that see's the fallout of this destruction. We return with Josh and Suzanna to this harsh dystopian future where knives are carried by most and violence is celebrated on national Television. The United States is falling apart, there are televised knife fights, and the British government is full of corruption, the reader is introduced to ex-serviceman Josh Cumberland.

Josh was formerly a member of 'The Regiment' - think black ops amalgam of all the United Kingdom's Special Forces. He is privately contracted to discover the location of a missing scientist who has disappeared while working on an important energy project. On the face of it this seems like a straight forward case of corporate espionage but there is much more going on. Meanwhile Josh's partner, Suzanne, has become involved in the investigation of the Cutter Circles. Suzanne is a neuropsych therapist and the authorities are using her specialist skills to determine the purpose of the suicide cults.

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