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Gridlinked  - Neal Asher Another recent author I've been meaning to try for a while. Well, I've read a short story or two but this is the first novel. This, apparently, is an introduction to the world of Ian Cormac, a legendary ECS agent on the side of law enforcement. He's had his brain hooked up to the information grid ("gridlinked") for so long that he's losing his edge and now he's expected to carry out his next mission without it in an attempt to restore his humanity. But there is more to it than meets the eye and it's not helped that a bloodthirsty maniac is on his tail, hell bent on revenge.

All in all I didn't particularly engage with this novel, at least in part because I'm not overly fond of Space Opera. Another reason is that I didn't find the protagonist that interesting or engaging. The story was entertaining enough but it all got a bit mysterious and mystical at the end in a way that I found slightly dissatisfying. Not an unpleasant reading experience but I am left wondering whether I will ever seek out any more of his novels.