Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Graveyard: The Mutant Files by William C. Dietz (Mutant Files #3)

Graveyard: The Mutant Files
My Rating: 4 stars
Written by: William C. Dietz
Series: Mutant Files
Sequence in Series: Book 3
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
ISBN-10: 0425273350
ISBN-13: 978-0425273357
Genre: Scifi Fantasy

The national bestselling author of Redzone and the Legion of the Damned novels continues his “gripping and intriguing”* post-apocalyptic story about an L.A. cop in a mutant-filled world...

2069, Los Angeles. Decades after a bioterrorist attack decimated the population and left many of the survivors horribly mutated, the “norms” have forced mutants into dangerous areas known as red zones. And the tensions between the two groups are threatening to boil over...

LAPD detective Cassandra Lee is known for her single-mindedness, and right now, she’s got only one goal—track down the Bonebreaker, the man who murdered her father. But her quest for justice is derailed when LA comes under attack.

The Aztec Empire, a Central American group determined to take back the U.S. territories that their Spanish ancestors once controlled, has led a mutant army into California. Suddenly caught in the middle of a war, Lee must put all her energy into keeping her city safe while unearthing the political secrets of LA’s shady mayor. And with the Bonebreaker hunting her down, losing focus even for a second could mean death...
Graveyard: The Mutant FilesGraveyard: The Mutant Files by William C. Dietz

Jumping into this series at book 3, I did have to play a little bit of catch up trying to delve into the meat of the story. Thankfully, I found that groove quickly with little transition.

The story begins with Cassandra trying to track down the Bonebreaker but LA soon finds itself under attack by the Aztec Empire. That means Cassandra Lee is caught up in a war between the mutants and the citizens of LA with the Bonebreaker hot on her trail.

Dietz drafts this tale in such a way that you feel the stunning dystopian world viscerally. The action is fast and furious with not much time to take your breath. Mutants, mayhem and evil master minds Graveyard: The Mutant Files a cross between criminal minds and a scifi movie marathon. If you are looking for action, mystery and suspense in a world that will jump out and grab you, Graveyard: The Mutant Files is the book for you.

I received this ARC copy of Graveyard: The Mutant Files from Berkeley Publishing Group - Ace in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication Jan. 26, 2016.

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