Heavy Metal Pulp: Money Shot (Netherworld #3) – Christopher Rowley
Title: Money Shot
Author: Christopher Rowley
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Pulp/Science Fiction
This is the last installment of the Netherworld series by Rowley. It was a fast paced, action packed ride that takes the reader down an alternative reality that might not be too far off from our near future. A world where manufactured and natural born humans find love. And a place where rulers wish to suppress and control the populace, instead of embracing and representing.
The story is short and just continues from the first two installments. It wraps up nicely and is a good escape story where you don’t have to think too hard. It’s a fun read that never gets dull.
Synopsis: Detective Rook Venner was a successful investigating officer for the Hudson Valley Police Departmentâ€”until the General Sangacha murder case came across his desk and his world exploded.
Now after being dragged through hell and back, Rook is on the run with Plesur, a Pleasure Model who is the one eyewitness to the murder. Plesur carries a secret in her brain that terrifies the powers-that-be. A secret that they will do anything to destroyâ€”even bring in a Tactical Robotic Regiment to track Rook and Plesur down and annihilate them.
The only choice the two have is to locate the coordinates that were planted in the pleasure modâ€™s head to the isolated mountain ridge where it all began. Deep underground, in a warren of machine halls and ice caves, something so horrific is happening that just knowing three code words is enough to get you killed: Operation Taste Imperative.
Rook and Plesur have no way back and no way out. If they want to survive and have any kind of life together, they must uncover the terrifying secret that lies deep inside the mountain.