Redlaw

They live among us, abhorred, marginalised, despised They are vampires, known politely as Sunless The job of policing their community falls to the men and women of the Sunless Housing and Disclosure Executive SHADE Captain John Redlaw is London s most feared and respected SHADE officer But when the vampires start rioting in their ghettoes, and angry humans respond wiThey live among us, abhorred, marginalised, despised They are vampires, known politely as Sunless The job of policing their community falls to the men and women of the Sunless Housing and Disclosure Executive SHADE Captain John Redlaw is London s most feared and respected SHADE officer But when the vampires start rioting in their ghettoes, and angry humans respond with violence of their own, even Redlaw may not be able to keep the peace Especially when political forces are aligning to introduce a radical answer to the Sunless problem, one that will resolve the situation once and for all Redlaw is New York Times best selling author James Lovegrove at his very best.
Redlaw They live among us abhorred marginalised despised They are vampires known politely as Sunless The job of policing their community falls to the men and women of the Sunless Housing and Disclosure E

  • Title: Redlaw
  • Author: James Lovegrove
  • ISBN: 9781907992056
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    About the Author

    James Lovegrove

    James Lovegrove is the author of several acclaimed novels and books for children.James was born on Christmas Eve 1965 and, having dabbled in writing at school, first took to it seriously while at university A short story of his won a college competition The prize was 15, and it had cost 18 to get the story professionally typed This taught him a hard but necessary lesson in the harsh economic realities of a literary career.Straight after graduating from Oxford with a degree in English Literature, James set himself the goal of getting a novel written and sold within two years In the event, it took two months The Hope was completed in six weeks and accepted by Macmillan a fortnight later The seed for the idea for the novel a world in microcosm on an ocean liner was planted during a cross Channel ferry journey.James blew his modest advance for The Hope on a round the world trip which took him to, among other places, Thailand His experiences there, particularly what he witnessed of the sex industry in Bangkok, provided much of the inspiration for The Foreigners.Escardy Gap was co written with Pete Crowther over a period of a year and a half, the two authors playing a game of creative tag, each completing a section in turn and leaving the other to carry the story on The result has proved a cult favourite, and was voted by readers of SFX one of the top fifty SF Fantasy novels of all time.Days, a satire on consumerism, was shortlisted for the 1998 Arthur C Clarke Award losing to Mary Doria Russell s The Sparrow The book s genesis most probably lies in the many visits James used to make as a child to the Oxford Street department store owned by his grandfather It was written over a period of nine months while James was living in the north west suburbs of Chicago.Subsequent works have all been published to great acclaim These include Untied Kingdom, Worldstorm, Provender Gleed, The Age Of Ra and the back to back double novella Gig James has also written for children Wings, a short novel for reluctant readers, was short listed for several awards, while his fantasy series for teens, The Clouded World, written under the pseudonym Jay Amory, has been translated into 7 other languages so far A five book series for reluctant readers, The 5 Lords Of Pain, is appearing at two monthly intervals throughout 2010.He also reviews fiction for the Financial Times, specialising in the Young Adult, children s, science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel genres.Currently James resides in Eastbourne on the Sussex Coast, having moved there in August 2007 with his wife Lou, sons Monty and Theo, and cat Ozzy He has a terrific view of the sea from his study window, which he doesn t sit staring out at all day when he should be working Honest.

    621 Comment

    • Tasula said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      A vampire story based in England. Redlaw is a Shadie (part of an organization policing vampires, who are put on "reservation" type areas. Add corrupt politicians and corporation owners, and you get a crisis. Good story, no romantization.

    • Paul said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Policing the Damned They live among us, abhorred, marginalised, despised. They are vampires, known politely as Sunless. The job of policing their community falls to the men and women of the Sunless Housing and Disclosure Executive SHADE. Captain John Redlaw is London’s most feared and respected SHADE officer, a living legend. But when the vampires start rioting in their ghettoes, and angry humans respond with violence of their own, even Redlaw may not be able to keep the peace. Especially when [...]

    • Ctgt said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Future where vampires are a reality not a myth. They have been either thrown out of their countries or have been placed in designated safe areas. Redlaw is a member of SHADE, basically a group of cops who keep vamps in their "ghettos" and humans out of those same places. The vampires are kept in check by SHADE and by deliveries of cows blood to satisfy their hunger. There are a series of riots during these deliveries that Redlaw begins investigating which leads to corrupt politicians, greedy bus [...]

    • Dimitrios said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      At a glance:Plot: * * *Characters/Character Development: * * *Grip/Feeling: * * * * *Original concepts: * * *Summary/Verdict (Not an average): * * * A few words about the bookHello my friends! Vampires live among us, but segregated to walled areas called SRA's and referred to as "Sunless". For London SRA's, SHADE is the organization tasked with protecting the human population from the Sunless, but also protect the Sunless from human persecution. Captain John Redlaw is SHADE's best officer, a mix [...]

    • Effie Perine said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      It says a lot about a book when the positive review blurb on the front page is for the author's other book and not specifically the one it's printed on. Slick SOBs, the publishers and everyone else who does this should get a gold metal for most mediocre marketing ploy! But by all means, continue to do it. Cause it probably works.Well, I really was looking forward to this book. I thought Redlaw's concept was awesome. Hell, just the name itself is cool. The whole idea about vampires being treated [...]

    • Φλεγύας said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      First off, let me say that, although I gave this a 2, it is not a bad book. Unfortunately, it is as far from being a good book as is excusable.Also, just to keep things into perspective, I have to say that I read this after finishing Sergey Vasilievich Lukyanenko's series of Watches. It had a lot to live up to. & it failed. In more than a handful of ways.I said that it is not a bad book so, let me first say what's good about it: the action and the pace. Specifically the second one. Pace. It' [...]

    • Zoë said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      I attended a con recently, and they were giving out this book for free at the badge pickup table. I figured I might as well read it.You can't judge a book by its cover, but that cover can prepare you for what's within. Like here: the cover artist gave Our Hero the worst "douchebag bro" frown and a ridiculous body. Instead of looking tough, he just looks like Frankenstein's monster with a much smaller head. Also, the review on the cover is for a different book—was the publisher hoping that the [...]

    • Nigel said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Redlaw is a vampire story with a difference. The premise of the story is that vampires have become numerous and spread across many countries and are known as the Sunless. In Britain they are restrict to specified nominated areas (SRA) and are not allowed outside of these. Here they receive regular deliveries of cow’s blood as a by-product of existing slaughterhouses and within the SRA are permitted to ‘govern’ themselves although there is not much of this going on. Over a period of time a [...]

    • Zozo said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      I liked this book, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't really thought through. There were these little things that made me feel as if it was a cartoon, or a hastily put together story. For example, the guy had been a "vampire hunter" sort of thing for 15 years but he knew almost nothing of vampires. We had to find out with him during the book. But how is it possible that he hadn't known all this earlier. And also there was this problem in the book, that while they were delivering the cow blood to the v [...]

    • Scott Bell said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      In Redlaw, vampires are now metaphorically identical to poor, huddled masses of refugees being taken advantage of by venal (conservative) politicians and sociopathic rich people. Beat on by law enforcement and rightwing thugs, forced to live in squalid tenements on government assistance, vampires have no voice, no championEnter Redlaw. Without diving into spoilers, Redlaw has a choice: be the same as the everyone else, or see the light and see vampires as victims. (Despite their tendency to want [...]

    • D. Chang said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Lovegrove writes smooth, surprising, muscular prose that's a joy to read. The guy's a pro.This story does have a lot of drawbacks, though. There aren't a lot of characters at all so the environment is somewhat sterile, and although the Sunless dilemma does clearly echo the anti-immigrant drama in the UK, it never really develops any relevant depth or emotion. Lovegrove's (or his characters') pontifications about politics and social justice feel ham-handed and elementary. The central plotline is [...]

    • Marcus Calvert said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Imagine mixing a British Dirty Harry with Men In Black (only with vampires, instead of aliens). The story’s solid, convincing, and keeps you wanting to know what comes next. The characters were well thought-out and the plot (while simple) has its share of surprises. I’ve gotta get my hands on the next book because I want to know what happens next. What I admire most about the author's tale is that he fights the temptation to make this guy into a superhuman badass. Redlaw's just a man . . . a [...]

    • Shannon said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Not a bad book, but very predictable. Other than the different take on vampires in general, there was nothing overly exciting or interesting about the story. Despite several confrontations between the main character, Redlaw, and various villains, and a few riots, the action felt very lite and tame. There was a lot of personal growth drama, but it seemed to stop the story more often than it moved the story forward.The ending was very TV/Action movie incomplete.Not sure if I will look for the sequ [...]

    • Jaq said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Ah Redlaw you are so old school! I loved you, if anyone remembers the policing of the old shows like The Professionals or the Sweeney, Redlaw reminds me so much of these British classics.He's old school and a believer to boot, in a world with little morals or belief - other than in the greed is good school of thinking.Loved SHADE, and the Vampires here are an interesting blend of creature and also something other.Great work, and I can't wait to read more of Redlaw.

    • Brie said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      I realy wanted to love this book but couldn't. It was a bit too shallow in character development for that. The action kept things going but I found the characters a bit cardboard. I want to say "You can tell a man wrote this book." but that would be too dismissive since it is an interesting story and the world contained within the book is interesting. I just was not happy with the way the characters were left without any depth.

    • Patrick Hudson said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Very disappointing. I could tell pretty quickly that this wasn't going to be a great book, but I hoped it would at least be good. It wasn't. It wasn't even adequate, although I suppose if you really like tough guy cops and vampires then this might be for you. I've reviewed it for The Zone here: zone-sf/wordworks/redl

    • Meg said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      This is a tiny bit silly, I was not surprised by (any? most?) of the plot twists. I also think they talked too much and in too tight a time frame. It was okay for a plane read, which is why I picked it up, so mission accomplished.

    • Skaw said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      To me, this book was like a bowl of vanilla ice cream. I liked it, but couldn't help but wish it was something more, or different - or there was chocolate sauce. If you like grim, actiony stories with stoic lone gunman heroes, you'll probably like it.

    • Mark Fields said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      This book hit me from page 1 , John Redlaw Policing the Vampire society. The story hits the ground running on great story and excellent action . The characters are very in depth and not boring at all . A great start to what could be an excellent book saga

    • Jane Mercer said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Very enjoyable

    • Jedi Wright said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Yes, another vampire tale but they never get old and this was a fun, couldn't put it down read. Definitely see potential for this to spin out into a series and/or film.

    • Jeff Tate said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Interesting premise, horrible executed with bland characters.

    • David Marshall said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      This is a simple, unpretentious urban vampire novel. I enjoyed every moment of it.opionator.wordpress/2012/0

    • Colin Cameron said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      A great read start to finish. This is not twilight's vampires.

    • Mesopolies said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Was like reading a comic book, really enjoyed it for what it was.

    • Darby said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      cant wait for the nest in the series!

    • Nick Tomashot said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Not bad -- reads like a graphic novel (and would have been better as one).

    • Tim Maidment said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      A good rollicking riot of a story, that I rattled through over a weekend. Hardly subtle, and sticks the knife in to all sides of the political and corporate spectrum. Most importantly, fun.

    • Nicholas Driscoll said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 02:46 AM

      Really enjoyed Redlaw and found it completely engrossing. It is, however, very much a pulp novel with a graphic comic feel rather than a literary novel.

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