Book Review-The Memory Agent-Matthew B.J. Delaney | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Memory Agent-Matthew B.J. Delaney

Friday, January 12, 2018

I would say this novel of the futuristic prison system is both in the terror and the horror genres! I had a bit of trouble trying to figure out what was happening-but then the characters had trouble figuring out what was going on also. I also had to stop reading every hour or so since it was scaring me to death!

It starts out innocuous enough--an archeologist with his team in Egypt. They find an Egyptian crypt which has not been disturbed--then ------they are forced to go deep into the crypt to escape the people who want to kill them. They ultimately arrive in a futuristic subway station? Well--when they finally somehow get to the surface they are in Manhattan--but it is somehow different from how any of them remember.

Roger Parker remembers that there is now a new kind of prison system--called Opticon--and that he is supposed to break out one of the prisoners. But how and where is he supposed to find him?

That's it folks--not giving any more away! I am still shivering and the ending is definitely not what you are going to expect.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Crime never changes. Punishment does.

In a time when prisons no longer contain inmates behind concrete and steel, the convicted serve their time while asleep, rehabilitating in virtual reality while blissfully unaware of their crimes.

Roger Parker is a professional prison breaker, skilled at navigating these strange penal dream worlds and extracting those imprisoned there—for a price. Parker wants out of the game, but a powerful senator, desperate to save his son, convinces Parker to pull one last job. The clincher? An opportunity for Parker to find his wife, herself interned, lost somewhere in a treacherous, time-shifting Manhattan cyberscape.

As Parker and his team make their hallucinatory journey between worlds, memory and motive lose coherence and integrity, and the clock begins to run out: internal security detects the breaker, and sets out to remove him—permanently.

Unable to rely on his perceptions, unsure of the truth or even his very identity, will Parker break out…or be broken?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Matthew B.J. Delaney published his first novel, Jinn, in 2003. Winner of the International Horror Guild Award, the novel was optioned for film by Touchstone Pictures, was featured as People magazine’s Page-Turner of the Week, and received a Publishers Weekly Starred Review.

Delaney received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College and a master’s in public administration from Harvard. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, he left a career in finance and moved from Boston to New York City to join the New York City Police Department. He has been a member of the NYPD for twelve years and has been assigned to precincts throughout Manhattan and the Bronx as well as within police headquarters and the Intelligence Division. He is currently a decorated Special Operations Lieutenant serving in a Brooklyn violent crime suppression unit. He continues to write in his spare time.


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Linda Manns Linneman said...

This sounds like a great horror book. I will have to read this during the day so I don't have nightmares. Thank you for sharing this great book.

Amber Ludwig said...

Wow!! Sounds so crazy!! Im not really getting it but Im so intrigued!

Gladys Parker said...

This sounds like the perfect book for those who seek horror and like to be terrified. I know just such person. I'd have to order one to go directly to her without it even coming near me I'm a chicken shot of even some mystery books.

Lauryn R said...

This sounds like a very exciting book! I will definitely have to check it out now, thanks for sharing! :)

MD Kennedy said...

This sounds like a really good book - I've added it to my to-read list!

Marthalynn said...

I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but this one looks so good! Immediately I'm drawn in by the promise of suspense. I can tell this is the kind of book that will keep me up at night reading "just one more chapter". Adding this to my list!

Phyllis Huebbe said...

This sounds like my kind of book!

Linda Manns Linneman said...

This sounds like a great suspenseful book. I love reading so I will give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

Unknown said...

The synopsis sounds very intriguing! I'm definitely going to add this book to my to-read shelf!

Karen J said...

This sound intriguing and very suspenseful. I am so adding this to my must-read summer list.

Anonymous said...

I have a touch time with horror movies and books Rosanne

Jennifer H. said...

I have not heard of this book.

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