Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles

Mass Market Paperback | September 28, 2010

byMerrie Destefano

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“A haunting story that seamlessly blends the hard-boiled twists of cyberpunk with the noir flavor of a Southern Gothic thriller. Gritty and compelling….Truly high octane stuff.”
—Marc Giller, author of Hammerjack

Bladerunner meets Jim Butcher in Afterlife, a thrilling urban fantasy noir adventure set in an alternate world where everyone gets nine lives. In the vein of J. D. Robb’s bestselling ‘In Death’ series, author Merrie Destefano blends a futuristic concept with gritty noir mystery for a riveting story of murder, conspiracy, and multiple-resurrections that will appeal equally to fantasy, science fiction, and mystery fans. Even paranormal romance lovers will find something to love in Destefano’s extraordinary Afterlife.

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“A haunting story that seamlessly blends the hard-boiled twists of cyberpunk with the noir flavor of a Southern Gothic thriller. Gritty and compelling….Truly high octane stuff.”—Marc Giller, author of HammerjackBladerunner meets Jim Butcher in Afterlife, a thrilling urban fantasy noir adventure set in an alternate world where everyone ...

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Welcome to your next chance.Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into their new and improved lives. Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nine lives are all a person can get—and a powerful group of despera...

Merrie Destefano left a 9-to-5 desk job as a magazine editor to become a full-time novelist and freelance editor. With twenty years' experience in publishing, her background includes editor ofVictorian Homesmagazine and founding editor ofCottages & Bungalowsmagazine. She lives in Southern California with her husband, their two German s...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.84 inPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A promising debut Chaz is a Babysitter for Fresh Start, the family company and the only resurrection game in town. His job is to reintegrate the newly deceased into their new bodies and lives. You see, anyone can resurrect themselves nine times (and nine times only). They can start fresh new lives and leave the past behind. Chaz’ world is filled with One-Timers (those who will not resurrect themselves), Nine-Timers (those on their last chance) and everyone in between. What starts out as a routine baby sitting job turns into something quite different, with far reaching consequences for Chaz and his family. I really liked the premise behind this book--the desperate reach for immortality and the consequences of that reach. I mean, everyone wants a chance to live forever, don’t they? This novel explores that concept and presents a reasonable picture of how the world might look if resurrection was possible. I think this was another fine debut novel.
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“Merrie Destefano storms the world of urban fantasy with AFTERLIFE, breathing new life into the vast genre of the undead. Gritty, poignant, in the tradition of Bladerunner with the nostalgia of New Orleans.”