In a small religious community rocked by a spree of shocking murders, Detectives Salvi Brentt and Mitch Grenville find themselves surrounded by suspects. The Children of Christ have a tight grip ontheir people, and the Solme Complex neurally edit violent criminals - Subjugates - into placid servants called Serenes. In a town where purity and sin, temptation and repression live side by side, everyone has a motive. But as the bodies mount up, the frustrated detectives begin to crack under the pressure: their demons are coming to light, and who knows where that blurred line between man andmonster truly lies.File Under: Science Fiction [ Pure & Savage | Hard Boiled | Bright Spark | Finding Serenity ]
AMANDA BRIDGEMAN is an Aurealis Award finalist and author of 7 science fiction novels,including the best-selling space opera Aurora series and apocalyptic drama The Timeof the Stripes. Shestudied film & television/creative writing atMurdoch University, earning her a BA in Communication Studies. Perth has been herhome ever since, aside from a nineteen-month stint in the UK where shedabbled in film & TV extras work.