Heavy Metal Pulp: Pleasure Model: Netherworld Book One
by Christopher Rowley
Cover Artist: Cover: Gregory Manchess; Interior: Justin Norman
Review by Drew Bittner
Tor Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765323880
Date: 02 February 2010 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Once in awhile, the exception comes along: you CAN judge this book by its cover.
And that isn't a bad thing. Heavy Metal Pulp releases its first novel, Pleasure Model, and what a release it is.From official release/information:
Product Description: Presenting Heavy Metal Pulp, a new line of novels combining noir fiction with fantastic art featuring the themes, story lines, and graphic styles of Heavy Metal magazine.
In Pleasure Model, the first book in the Netherworld trilogy, down-and out police detective Rook gets a big break when he's assigned to a bizarre and vicious murder case. The clues are colder than the corpse and the case looks like it'll remain unsolved—until an eyewitness is discovered. But the witness is a Pleasure Model, an illegal gene-grown human. Plesur's only purpose is to provide satisfaction to her owner—in any way. When the murderer targets Plesur in order to eliminate the one witness, Rook takes her into hiding to protect her. Thus begins a descent into the dark world of exotic pleasure mods and their illicit buyers and manufacturers. Rook frantically looks for clues, struggling to stay one stop ahead of those looking to kill them both. But is Rook falling under Plesur's spell...?
(Source: Tor Books)