Top positive review
A fun sci-fi twist on the classic hard-boiled detective novel
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2021
(I wanted to give this 4.5 stars but Amazon wouldn't let me)
Despite taking place in a world beset by pandemics, wealth inequality and climate change, The Body Scout is a fast-paced, really fun read. Even better, you can tell the author had fun writing it too. Seeing familiar tropes of hard-boiled detective fiction reinvented with a science fiction twist--the hero is a weary baseball scout, the femme fatale is a Neanderthal, etc.--kept me turning the pages.
TL;DR - Read if you love Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, or early Philip K. Dick.