Last time she investigated the saints of the Solme Complex, this time it’s the sinners of the Sensation… A series of brutal murders has the homicide division of San Francisco’s Hub 9 working overtime. But as the bodies mount, they begin to question whether the attacks are random or somehow connected. When one of their own falls victim, Detective Salvi Brentt and her homicide team join forces with the narcotics and cyber divisions to track down those responsible. They soon discover that a volatile new drug-tech experience, involving black market neural implants, has hit the streets, causing an epidemic of violence and missing persons. With the clock ticking and the bodies piling up, Salvi must go deep undercover in the seedy Sensation club scene to find out who is behind it. But in the secretive playgrounds of the rich and powerful, some will stop at nothing to protect their empire… Will the underground crime scene bury Salvi with it?
Praise for The Sensation:
Amazing Stories’ Science Fiction to Look for October 2020 (US/UK)
Gizmodo’s All the SFF and Horror Books Coming in October (US/UK)
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming’s December’s Most Anticipated Reads (AUS)
“I devoured that last third of the novel in one sitting and was unable to sleep until I finished the book – and even then, needed a half hour to ‘decompress’… The Sensation is a simply incredible sequel that does what all good sequels should do and improves upon the original in almost every way. After establishing the characters and world in the first book, the stakes are raised and the safety is off in the second, and who knows what awaits us in the third… The Subjugate worked as a stunning stand-alone novel, but with this sophomore effort, Bridgeman has created a brilliant and immensely engaging series. I enjoyed this novel so much that I have to bestow the highest compliment I can think of for a writer: she inspires me to want to write myself. And with that, all that is left is to award the inevitable perfect ‘five-star’ score and implore you to check out both books, if you haven’t already.” – Pop Culture Bandit
“Has it really been two years since the first book? I absolutely loved that one, and my opinion hasn’t changed about the series with this one. From the second I started it, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put it down until it was finished… that’s exactly what I love about this series. It worms its way into your head, and once you’re in, you’re not getting back out.” –Radioactive Book Reviews
“If you yearn for the coke and club scene of the 80s, with a side order of crack cocaine and a bit of post futurism, you’ll love The Sensation.” – Ernest Lilley, Amazing Stories.
“If you’re into a world with strong Bladerunner vibes and a story built around a classical whodunnit, give this a try. If you like your police procedural with a splash of future tech and a generous helping of greedy corporations and seedy underworld, get into this series. This will really appeal to readers of science fiction/fantasy, crime/thriller, and dystopian genres. The Subjugate was one of my favourite science fiction reads of 2019 and I’ve been waiting for The Sensation all year!” – Jeremy, QBD Books.
“This is a sci-fi mystery series that I am very excited about and Salvi Brentt will be a much talked about character in the years to come.” – Daniel, Looking For A Good Book.
“Everything I loved about book one is still here with the cool characters, original tech, and genuinely intriguing mystery but the author sort of takes things in a totally different direction, and it is awesome.” – Chris Berko, Goodreads.
“This is a brilliant sequel that definitely lives up to my expectations.” – Harri, Netgalley.
“I was instantly engaged and involved in the story. And it doesn’t fail to live up to the first book in the series, The Sensation definitely stands on it’s own as another outstanding part of this series.” – YA It’s Lit Blog
“Really nice mix of mystery, tech, action, and suspense. All around good scifi. Bridgeman is a talented author. Recommended.” – Paul, Goodreads.
“A gripping and highly entertaining techno thriller that kept me hooked. Excellent world building and storytelling, good character development, a solid plot full of twists and turns.” – Annarella, Goodreads.
“This is a fast paced crime drama set in a tech-rich future and I loved it! The characters were engaging and the story line was intriguing. I love a good murder mystery and this was a great one!” – Nicole, Goodreads.
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