Set in a near-future Chicago, BLANKTOWN (Original title: Queen Mab Courtesy) is part adventure, part mystery, part science, and all fun.
Tito, the main character, is a "Denver Dwarf"--victim of a birth defect caused by a biological terrorist attack while he was in the womb. It certainly didn't affect his mind or his spirit, though.He meets up with Charlie Sleazer, a hot chestnut vendor who quotes Shakespeare and has a few interesting sidelines (like helping people out of jams). They are trying to unravel what happened to Tito's father, who disappeared years ago. The C.O.P.S - biomechanical enforcers of a nanny state that wants to protect the people from everything, including human nature - seem to be engaged in a massive cover-up. They're closing in on Tito and the only way out leads through Blanktown.Blanktown is a fast-paced novel that's fun and easy to read.80,000 words; equivalent to a 300 page mass market paperback
Rated for intense scenes. Suitable for mid-grades and up.
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