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Gregor Xane

I prefer science fiction, fantasy, and horror without the spaceships, dragons, and zombies.

The map is not the territory

Microchip Murder: A Katla KillFile - Martyn V. Halm

There's something satisfying about watching an exceedingly competent professional at work. With these Katla KillFile shorts, I get the same gee-whiz feeling I get when watching a documentary showing master craftsmen building things, anything.

This was a good read, but I liked "Locked Room" more. The overabundance of location and street name details bogged this one down some for me.

Also, with this story, you get a greater sense that Katla really is an all-business, cold-blooded killer. That's not a criticism, by the way. But some people might be put off by how she dispatches her rather sympathetic target in this mission.

You can grab this for free on Amazon, if you're so inclined: