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Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen

Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen review ↠ 3 review Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen On a potentially unfaithful husband was supposed to be easy Then her target is murdered and the search for his killer points Simone towards a secret from the past that can’t possibly be real but that won’t stop the city’s most powerful men and women from trying to acuire it for themselves with Simone caught in the middle Heinlein meets Hammett in this whip smart whodunnit set amid the billowing fog and rising waters of a future New York in which the truth like the monuments and skysc. I loved the setting for this mystery a New York City far in the future a city that is now an archipelago of its skyscrapers highest floors since a massive flood wiped out the east coast all the way to Chicago Anything below 21 stories is covered in water and the residents have adapted to become a city of boats and bridges surrounded by looming sea and storms It s eual parts scifi and mystery and the author seamlessly weaves in and out of both genres I don t know if the science measured up to any existing technology but it was fun to imagine how this setting might work The atmosphere he created was dangerous and alluring and I hope I get to visit this version of New York again The ending completed the story but there s room for if the author decided to write A great book to finish off another year of reading

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Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen review ↠ 3 review Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen In a post apocalyptic flooded New York City a private investigator’s routine surveillance case leads to a treasure everyone wants to find and someone is willing to kill for Depth combines hardboiled mystery and dystopian science fiction in a future where the rising ocean levels have left New York twenty one stories under water and cut off from the rest of the United States But the city survives and Simone Pierce is one of its best private investigators Her latest case running surveillance. Why is it always a blonde About once a year there comes along a book that irks me for a strong reason A very strong reason It might be the author s vast credentials that appear to have been suandered the inability to push the genre when it wishes to do so badly or just the piss poor writing uality Lev Rosen s Depth manages to hit all three and keep truckingThe ice caps have melted bringing rising sea levels to humanity s door front New York City as we know it is gone sunken all the way up the twenty first floor Or is itSimone Pearce is the city s best private investigator or so we re told buddied up with the Chief of Police Caroline Khan Simone s latest case is an easy surveillance sting keep an eye on a supposed cheating husband and all should go smoothly But when he winds up dead in the recycling bin well things go exactly the way they shouldn tIt s a nice set up suitably post apocalyptic and oozing with enough twists to muddle your sight like the sea fog Problem is it is none of this Yes the world is interesting to a degree just so long as you don t think too hard on how we got there Of course the how really isn t as important per se in a piece of detective fiction The whodunit should take center stage Rosen tries his hand at an elaborate plot teeming with political corruption and back door scheming but like most traps of modern day mystery fiction he creates a strong second sub plot that invariably ties directly into the major oneIt s the oldest trick in the book and there s no use sugar coating the mechanic If used well it can be incorporated uick enough that you don t see it coming but that reuires details upon details to confuse the reader set them off kilter unsure which line is the hook and sinkerThis should ve been my first warningThe only excess of information Rosen presents us is in the many many info dumps Whenever a new character shows up the author decides it s best to tell us their entire backstory up until now Not only is this lazy writing at its finest it s also jarring and completely unwarranted If you wanted to relay this information in a better way show the ticks and ghosts haunting them through their actions Making a character scratch their metal head plate and joking about protecting terrorists does to establish characterization than needlessly inserting paragraph upon paragraph of what that metal head plate entails how he got it or what its functions areBut when it comes to our two main characters Simone and Caroline very little is said about them This could be a direct interpretation of writers such as Chandler or Hammett and their creations but to wave off anything different from characters seventy years ago other than their gender is ludicrous There is little motivation for either character other than a flippant backstory near the end in some vain attempt to wrap up a problem The tropes are all there The addiction to narcotics cigarettes in particular the brash standoffish loner talk the trust issues the religious distaste As I said the only difference between a Noir caricature that s been written over seventy years and Simone Pearce is that she s a woman There is no analysis There is nothing new or exciting and I can t applaud the simple switch in how they use the restroom especially when I m curious as to how those traits were formed to get us here Hell even the female objectification is subverted to a male femme fatale I will however applaud Rosen on his writings with deCostas The character is suitable and na ve enough for the part he needs to play and the gender roles itself is a nice critiue that I m afraid should ve been expanded upon than just by focus on his physiue or pronoun Simone like most New Yorkers thought all religions were crap and Boro Baptism was just the latest name for a generations old addiction to fear and an overwhelming hope that someone could save you Unfortunately the one critiue I cannot applaud is Rosen s casual attack on religion Don t get me wrong I love a strong analysis or skepticism on organized religion and the adverse effects of it Even spirituality and the inclusion of faithlessness is enough to rattle my curiosity It s a favorite theme of mine funnily enough being religiousSo it will come to no surprise that I was disgusted at Rosen s background remarks on what one might call a box toward neo conservatism See I can only assume that the rising tide created a mass hysteria that made people flock toward answers Sweet talking pastors and the hope that springs from faith must ve given them those answers Problem is Rosen doesn t tell us any of this We must assumeWe must infer that a century or into the future will still have rampant homophobia with little remarks on a much probable xenophobia or nativism Modesty is revered and the antagonist has a Southern accent because that fits the Bible Belt stereotype Don t even get me started on how an entire nation could accept a Westboro Baptist themed identity That s revolting being a Baptist myselfIt s uite frankly appalling that Rosen thinks gay rights will completely disappear because of a fervent humanistic need for light in a swirling chaos of natural disaster The cynical man might call it an attack on the other side s politics I like to call it a lazy liberal s wet dream pun intendedI almost put the book down because of this but the short length and hope that he might expound upon such ideas kept me goingNo such luck The writing does not improve as the story continues It is clunky stilted and bad hardboiled writing at its finest The pacing is as slow as a police procedural supposedly to allow the reader to think alongside Simone Hah I had the majority of the case solved by the second chapter Transitions are also sharp and unexpected as if Rosen sat down after finishing a week ago on one scene and wishing to segue straight into the newest plot point For all the author s faults I must also bring into uestion the publisher s credentials Yes I review a book free of charge Yes I should be grateful But some mistakes are intolerable Whoever formatted this particular ARC needs to go back to whatever workshop they took and reassess their work Pleased to meet you Pastor Sorenson Simone saidextendingher hand in what she hoped was a confident way Heshook itHis hands were rough and dry Thank you for letting us do this deCostas said alsoshakinghis hand I m not sure what formatting error this is but if somebody could tell me how to fix it I d love them for all eternity I have an assumption it s a PDF processing error but I can t be sure A simple fix would be to read over the document before you send it out for review and make it a MOBI doc if you want it to be sent to Kindles Just a suggestion It s not that hard people and what irks me the most is this isn t the first case it s just the first I ve had to deal with where half the book is like this I guess you could make the same allusion to the author s work as wellIf you haven t come to your senses by now I wouldn t recommend this book to anybody with any knowledge of Noir fiction or want of post apocalyptic dystopia Perhaps simple detective fiction but nothing If you re going to do something you go the distance You go as far as it takes I expected than fingernail depth from a writer lauded like Lev RosenSo if you want to call Depth a homage to Noir be my guest I ll laugh and call it an insult She had the shot It was lined up She just needed to wait for the fog to clear And it was going to clear in a moment She could read the swirls of it how it breathed and parted New York City was lazy like cigarette smoke I was given this ARC for my honest review

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Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen review ↠ 3 review Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen Rapers of the city's past seems always to lie just below the surface Chuck Greaves award winning author of Hush Money Green Eyed Lady and The Last Heir “I have long admired Lev Rosen’s strange genre bending work and Depth is an exciting display of his many gifts His vision of post–global warming Manhattan is richly imagined and noir ishly melancholy and his riff on the traditional detective story is elegant surprising and yes deep” Dan Chaon author of Await Your Reply and Stay Awa. Depth by Lev AC Rosen is a recommended detective novel set in a future NYC Simone Pierce is a private investigator who when the story opens is on the roof of a twenty four story building so the ocean lay four stories down churning just below the twenty first floor The fog was thick but she could hear the waves lapping at the other buildings around her and the worn wooden bridges that connected them to one another and to the permanently moored boats that made up New York City New York city of bridges and boatsSimone is on a routine surveillance case of a husband suspected of cheating when she takes on a second job escorting Alejandro DeCostas around the city DeCostas is a visiting European archaeologist who wants to explore NYC looking for a rud building that is water tight and dry below the sea level While working both jobs the surveillance case morphs into something else and takes on a life of its own Simone is assisted in her inuiries by her friends Caroline Khan deputy major Danny a fugitive human computer and Paul Weiss a copWhat is interesting and has great potential at the beginning is the setting NYC under water and cut off from the rest of a vastly changed USA Rosen writesNew York though technically still part of the United States had long begun to consider itself its own country hundreds of miles from the Chicago coastline and the conservative religious mainland The Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial had been airlifted to Salt Lake City but no one tried moving New York All the other drowned cities like DC and Boston were graveyards now spires and flat tops of buildings tilting out unevenly from under the water like old headstones Not New York Though some older buildings had been worn away by the waves others retrofitted and laminated in that technological wonder Glassteel stayed where they were as the ocean rose closing off the bottom floors as they filled with water There were newer buildings too designed to withstand the water and decommissioned boats clever entrepreneurs had bought and moored around the city There were a million New Yorkers left and they were stubborn They built the bridges themselves and everyone bought personal algae generators and desalination filters for their apartments stringing them out the windows into the sea They reassembled their city They stayedThe potential for an intriguing story is all in place The problem is Rosen has this great setting but neglects to make full use of it The detectivemystery story is solid but could easily be transferred to another setting with some minor changes and work just as well This left me with a dilemma I chose to review Depth based on the setting The detective story is well written and satisfying but I kept longing for information on the world The search for a dry building underwater could just as easily be a search for a secret cache of some other treasure This reduces the mystery to a formulaic plot that just happens to be set in a changed world and nothing in the plot elevated it above that for me Disclosure My Kindle edition was courtesy of Regan Arts for review purposes

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    review Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen Lev A.C. Rosen ✓ 3 free read read & download Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Lev A.C. Rosen If you’ll forgive the pun I’m a bit out of my depth here How do I describe a book that only took me two sittings to finish but has a fair bit that needs shoring up?Simone is a private detective tailing Henry St Michel a balding dumpy fifty something importerexporter whose rich wife Linnea suspects of having an affair She might be right; Simone has tailed him to an expensive restaurant where he meets an attractive blonde Heavy fog and

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    [Free E–pub] Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen By Lev A.C. Rosen “Why is it always a blonde?”About once a year there comes along a book that irks me for a strong reason A very strong reason It might be the author’s vast credentials that appear to have been suandered the inability to push the genre when it wishes to do so badly or just the piss poor writing uality Lev Rosen’s D

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    Lev A.C. Rosen ✓ 3 free read [Free E–pub] Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen By Lev A.C. Rosen Regan ArtsPublishing Date April 2015ISBN 9781941393079 Genre SciFiRating 465Publisher Description Depth combines hardboiled mystery and dystopian science fiction in a future where the rising ocean levels have left New York twenty one stories under water and cut off from the rest of the United States But the city survives and Simone Pierce is one of its best private investigators Her latest case running surveillance on a

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    [Free E–pub] Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen By Lev A.C. Rosen This book was recommended to me after I reviewed New York 2140 my review by Kim Stanley Robinson Robinson is the doyen of Cly Fi but his book was published two 2 years after Depth Both stories have a setting of a Venice like New York City as the result of sea level rise Both have a private eyedetective element Depth is a mashup of h

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    review Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen [Free E–pub] Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen By Lev A.C. Rosen Lev A.C. Rosen ✓ 3 free read I loved the setting for this mystery a New York City far in the future a city that is now an archipelago of its skyscrapers' highest floors since a massive flood wiped out the east coast all the way to Chicago Anything below 21 stories is covered in water and the residents have adapted to become a city of boats and bridges surrounded by lo

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    review Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen read & download Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Lev A.C. Rosen Lev A.C. Rosen ✓ 3 free read Some two hundred years from now the polar ice caps have long since melted Chicago is on the coastline of mainland United States which is ruled by a fundamentalist Christian government Moving east you'll find the Appalachian Islands and then huge expanses of ocean covering the drowned cities where tips of building occasi

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    [Free E–pub] Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen By Lev A.C. Rosen read & download Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Lev A.C. Rosen Lev A.C. Rosen ✓ 3 free read Depth by Lev AC Rosen is a recommended detective novel set in a future NYC Simone Pierce is a private investigator who when the story opens is on the roof of a twenty four story building so the ocean lay four sto

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    [Free E–pub] Depth author Lev A.C. Rosen By Lev A.C. Rosen I've had this on my TBR list for uite some time so I am glad to have finally got around to reading it That said it's a short book that took me far longer than it should have because I just didn't find the mystery all that co

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