Drone Man takes place in a sort of apocalyptic feeling version of New York that has been overrun by gangs. A retired Marine lives in a building in the city and takes justice into his own hands killing a high ranking gang member. The leader of that gang vows revenge upon Cain and does everything he can to get to him.
With this book I really felt the author had a checklist of gang type activity and tried to toss in everything in a relatively short story. It jumps back and forth from the gang’s and Cain’s perspective but tosses in a lot of random stuff between both that probably could have been left out to give more depth to the story.
At one point I started getting this kind of cartoonish feeling to what I was reading. I had images of Cain being the Roadrunner and Santana being poor Wile Coyote. I know that’s a horrible liking to the events but it just really didn’t seem to be real as there’s no real depth given to events to make me care about the characters or happenings and it just seemed to be heading down a predictable path.
Overall, not really for me I’m afraid, too much too quickly to get invested in the book or characters.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.