The Electric Church

The Electric Church

Jeff Somers

Synopsis of The Electric Church

In the near future, the only thing growing faster than the criminal population is the Electric Church, a new religion founded by a mysterious man named Dennis Squalor. The Church preaches that life is too brief to contemplate the mysteries of the universe: eternity is required. In order to achieve this, the converted become Monks -- cyborgs with human brains, enhanced robotic bodies, and virtually unlimited life spans.

Enter Avery Cates, a dangerous criminal known as the best killer-for-hire around. The Authorities have a special mission in mind for Cates: assassinate Dennis Squalor. But for Cates, the assignment will be the most dangerous job he's ever undertaken -- and it may well be his last.

Reviews of The Electric Church


...feels a bit like a fourth-generation photocopy from a dream of Blade Runner combined with the Cliffs Notes from any number of both gonzo and serious noir mystery thrillers, all of that then mixed with fading memories of a hardboiled comic Book or two. -- Jeff VanderMeer ,

fun, cyberpunky noir SF with just the right mix of fatalism and attitude, seasoned with plenty of bullets and black comedy. -- Charlene Brusso, SFSite

'the Electric Church... is a frantic and fast paced thriller in the gritty mould of ...Altered Carbon... but a lot lighter in tone. -- Graeme Flory, Graeme's Fantasy Book Review

an exhilarating example of powerful and entertaining storytelling. -- Keith Brooke, The Guardian

With the amount of suspense and surprises, this story is guaranteed excitement. --