The Last Iota (sequel to The Big Sheep) is almost here, and the reviews are in. Booklist says The Last Iota is “a riveting tale of action and intrigue” that “readers won’t be able to put down” and Publisher’s Weekly says (in a starred review!):
Kroese gifts readers with his gripping second mystery set in 2039 Los Angeles, another sophisticated blend of science fiction and crime. The plot twists are both logical and surprising, with developments and motivations straight out of classic L.A. noir. Every part of the book simply works.
Now, for a very limited time, I’m offering signed hardcover copies of The Last Iota. Why order The Last Iota directly from me? I’ll give you three good reasons:
- I’ll sign your book for you!
- You’ll get the book before you can get it from Amazon.
- I make more money on the books I sell myself, so you’d be helping me out. :)
Details on ordering are at the bottom of this post. From the description of The Last Iota on Amazon:
The year is 2039, and Los Angeles is poised between order and chaos. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, now known as the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities and became a de facto third world country within the borders of the city.
Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there’s no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane. So when movie mogul Selah Fiore decides she needs to get her hands on a rare coin lost somewhere in the city, she knows Keane is the man for the job.
But while the erratic Keane and his more sensible partner Blake Fowler struggle to unravel the mystery of the elusive coins, Blake’s girlfriend Gwen goes missing and Selah Fiore turns up murdered. Both of these crimes seem to be linked to the coins—and to an untraceable virtual currency called iotas, used by drug dealers and terrorist networks.
Framed for Selah’s murder and desperate to find Gwen, Keane and Fowler must outwit DZ warlords, outmaneuver a reclusive billionaire, and stay a step ahead of the police while they gradually uncover the truth about iotas. Soon the clues begin to point to a conspiracy at the highest levels of government—and to a mysterious trickster who has orchestrated it all. As the DZ devolves into chaos and another Collapse seems to loom, Blake Fowler realizes that the brilliant Erasmus Keane may have finally met his match.
Set in the world of The Big Sheep, Robert Kroese delivers another dystopian adventure novel full of wit and intrigue.
The Last Iota was written to be enjoyed as a standalone book, but if you’re one of those people who has to read books in order, you can pick up a copy of The Big Sheep from Amazon. Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool, said The Big Sheep is “”As original a plot as I’ve run across in a long time,” and NPR remarked:
Kroese’s story is intricate, and his pace is refreshingly relentless, but what really carries The Big Sheep is the laughs. Clever, wry, and not above a little groan-inducing wordplay of the very best kind, the book’s humor not only keeps the mood light, it cements Keane and Fowler’s characters. Their dialogue is pistol-whip sharp.
I’m offering signed advance hardcover copies of The Last Iota for just $20 plus shipping until May 5, 2017. To get your signed advance hardcover copy of The Last Iota, just click the button below and I’ll get one in the mail to you shortly!