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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Dark Rain by Mat Johnson and Simon Gane
A New Orleans bank heist set in the chaos of Hurricane Katrina -- Mat Johnson spins a morally ambiguous tale in Dark Rain, a graphic novel illustrated by Simon Gane.
Dabny Arceneaux and Emmit Jack are an unlikely pair of accomplices. In addition to maneuvering in a city besieged, the would-be robbers must outwit the ruthless members of a private security force called Dark Rain. Definitely shades of the notorious real-life Blackwater agency in that name... not to mention the treacherous weather.
Suspenseful and satisfying. Readalike: A.D. by Josh Neufeld.