Heavy Metal Pulp: The Bloodstained Man (Netherworld #2) – Christopher Rowley
The second installment saw the romance heat up and the question of whether a human and a robot, albeit an intelligent, kick-ass one, could ever be a thing? Rook continued to fight battle after battle, man to man, man to giant animal robot, etc. He was and is an ever constant and solid character that you can’t help but like. Plesur’s character continued to evolve with her attachable intelligence. A robot with feelings? Who knew.
The sequel was just as fun to read as the first. I enjoyed the constant action journey and am currently working my way through the last of the series.
If you are looking for an afternoon snack, this series will satisfy those chomping teeth. It’s fast and fun, violent and sexy, plus pictures! What more could you ask for?
Synopsis: Presenting Heavy Metal Pulp, a new line of novels combining noir fiction with fantastic art featuring the theme, story lines, and graphic styles of Heavy Metal magazine.
Following the explosive events of book one, Pleasure Model, Detective Rook Venner, Mistress Julia, and Plesur are on the run from the government troops trying to kill them and from a shadowy group that wants to capture Plesur alive for its own purposes. What secrets have been implanted in Plesur’s head—and why are they worth killing for?
Caught between these two powerful rivals, the trio hides out in the lawless New Jersey territory. Betrayed by gang members looking to collect the bounty on Plesur’s head, the three are separated, and Rook and Mistress Julia find themselves in mortal danger. Julia, given as a prize to a gang member, finds herself in chains, but not without her own means of fighting back. Rook, forced to fight for his life in the gang’s bloodthirsty gladiatorial games, must stay alive long enough to rescue Plesur, but time is running out.
The Bloodstained Man is a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled ride through a future where pleasure has a price, and Plesur holds the key to a secret that could rock the country to its very core.