Gender has never been so deadly. Investigators in New York City link a series of gruesome murders to a serial killer targeting men. Piecing together the clues, they enter into a cat-and-mouse game of survival with stakes that escalate beyond what anyone could have imagined. Book 5 of the INTEL 1 novels.
Plot: Readers new to Stebbins’s series will have no problem jumping into this novel, with its plot that flows smoothly and is well structured.
Prose: The prose here is alternatively spare, vivid, and compelling. A pleasure to read.
Originality: Though this novel contains some elements that will be familiar to readers, the book excels at making both the predictable and the improbable seem plausible.
Character Development: The INTEL I characters are sufficiently well-drawn in a cinematic way; the scene stealers are the flawed, brilliant, sympathetic, and likable Sacker and Grace Gone.
Blurb: Integrating police procedural, Holmesian puzzle-solving, bio-thriller, and political commentary, Androcide's style and substance will prove irresistible for readers.
Date Submitted: August 17, 2017