The Memory Detective: A Novel
by T. S. Nichols
Alibi Kindle Edition ISBN/ITEM#: B072L4LKT1
Date: 23 January 2018
Imagine that the technology to retrieve the memories of recently deceased people existed. Maybe you'd want to save the memories of someone you cared about, a wire or parent or child. Those aren't the memories that Cole gets. He gets the ones that no one claims because they died alone and friendless, and they died because someone killed them. He's their only hope for justice, and the cost is for him to carry their brutal deaths around inside him, along with their smashed hopes, dreams, and loves. He's the Memory Detective, and it's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.
Product Description: So many memories. So little time. In an astounding thriller ripped from tomorrow's headlines, cutting-edge technology and a pulse-pounding manhunt lead to a conspiracy of money, power, and sex.
Cole remembers what it's like to be murdered. That's how he does his job. The operation takes eight hours with a dead body on the table next to his; when it's over, he's flooded with images, thoughts, recollections, some hazy, some crystal clear. They all come straight from the victim's brain—right up until his or her final chilling moments.
Cole's career in homicide has wreaked havoc on his personal life. As usual, his new case—a young runaway battered to death with a hammer—consumes all his waking moments . . . and then some. Haunted by the Jane Doe's hopes, desires, and fears, Cole mentally retraces her every move, from Kansas to New York City, to track down a killer.
But Cole has a terrible suspicion that someone is using the same memory-transfer science for a very different purpose. In fact, he's already being watched. Because Cole's the only one standing in the way of a ruthless corporation that's harvesting people for their most intimate memories—and eliminating anyone who stands in the way.
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