Eventide, Water City (The Water City Trilogy #2) (Hardcover)
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This is book number 2 in the The Water City Trilogy series.
The sequel to Midnight, Water City explores technology, class, climate change, and the lengths people will go to protect those they love.
Year 2150: Eight years after the murder of Akira Kimura, Water City’s renowned scientist and anointed “God,” the nameless antihero who tracked down Akira’s killer is no longer a detective, but a stay-at-home dad. While his wife climbs the corporate ladder of the city’s police department, he raises his now nine-year-old daughter and occasionally takes the odd job as a bounty hunter.
His domestic bliss is threatened when Ascalon’s Scar—the mark left by Akira’s destruction of Sessho-seki, the asteroid that nearly wiped out life on Earth—vanishes from the sky and a familiar face thought dead returns from the ocean depths to exact revenge on humanity. On a journey to the moon and back, Water City’s antihero will risk everything, including his family, to save the last of the human race—even if it means unraveling the dark conspiracy at the heart of their world.
About the Author
Chris McKinney was born and raised in Hawai‘i, on the island of O‘ahu. He has written six novels, including The Tattoo and The Queen of Tears; a coauthored memoir; and screenplays for two feature films and two short films. He is the winner of the Elliot Cades Award and seven Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards and has been appointed Visiting Distinguished Writer at the University of Hawai‘i at Manōa.
Praise for Eventide, Water City
“Eventide, Water City is sci-fi, neo-noir at its finest. Chris McKinney doesn’t just build a world—he conjures up a glimpse at what the world could be if we’re not careful.”
—Eli Cranor, author of Don't Know Tough
Praise for Midnight, Water City
A CrimeReads Best Speculative Mystery of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Mystery of the Year
“This distinctive novel brims with delightful innovations, razor-sharp social commentary and richly wrought characters, all set against a teeming underwater city.”
“The whodunit angle may be familiar but Chris McKinney makes it work with his world-building chops and the creation of an authentic protagonist.”
—The Toronto Star
“This gritty noir set in a sci-fi landscape is a real page-turner.”
“Many writers use crime fiction to reveal hidden elements of society or expose the abuses of those in power . . . And that sense of powerful people concealing crucial secrets from the general public is very much on display in Chris McKinney’s Midnight, Water City—a novel which makes the most of its slow-burning narrative of detection.”