Thin Air by Richard K. Morgan

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.09 with 1,436 ratings (as of 1/22/2019)


An ex-corporate enforcer, Hakan Veil, is forced to bodyguard Madison Madekwe, part of a colonial audit team investigating a disappeared lottery winner on Mars. But when Madekwe is abducted, and Hakan nearly killed, the investigation takes him farther and deeper than he had ever expected. And soon Hakan discovers the heavy price he may have to pay to learn the truth. …more


200 Word Review


I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

I was excited to see Richard K. Morgan was coming out with a new book. I enjoyed both the book and television series of “Altered Carbon”. I had a difficult time getting into the book and, if I did not have to finish it, I probably would have stopped about 100 pages in. However, right there is where I started enjoying the book so I am glad I continued.

Hakan Veil is an ex–corporate enforcer equipped with body tech that’s enables him to be a killing machine. His former employers dumped him off on Mars and he wants to return to his home planet, Earth. He is given that chance in exchange for babysitting an investigator from Earth, Madison Madekwe. His killing skills and military-grade body tech come in handy as he tries to help unravel the mystery surrounding Madison’s investigation.

Veil’s interaction with his internal AI is amusing and a big part of why I enjoyed the novel.

Richard K. Morgan’s “Thin Air” is his first Science Fiction book published, according to Goodreads, in eight years. While it is in the same universe as “Thirteen”, it is a stand-alone novel and you do not need to read it first.


Genre: SciFi, Cyberpunk
Print Length: 400 pages
ISBN: 0575075147 (ISBN13: 9780575075146)
Publisher: Random House LLC
Publication Date: October 25, 2018 

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  1. A heads up. Tagging an author through their social media handles on reviews is very cruel. Leave the review. Don’t tag the author. They absolutely do not want to hear how much you hated the book they worked hard on. I noticed you tag them on twitter and it’s really mean. How you don’t realize this is beyond my comprehension but there you go.

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