Threadbare is a low-level debugger. He's relegated to a greasy garage and fixes heavy, rather uncomplicated bots (robots). The constant razing by fellow debugger, Bullhammer, irks him, and he wishes he could better his position.
This is definitely a watch-what-you-wish-for kind of story. He's eventually promoted and given a cushy position. He's got his own apartment, a great food producer, and exclusive access to almost every area of the estate. Things go downhill when he discovers everything is not as it appears.
I'm not a big science fiction fan, but Kerry Nietz managed to snag my attention. The Christian thread is subtle but definitely present. Frayed is Book 1 in the Dark Trench Shadow Series. You might want to read the Original Dark Trench Saga: A Star Singing Curiously, The Superlative Stream, and Freeheads. It will give you a foundation for this book.
I confess: I'm hooked and will pick up the rest of this series as it comes out. If you like Science Fiction, these two series will capture your imagination. Five stars!
Disclaimer: I won this book in a blog giveaway. The author did not pay me for a favorable review. All opinions are mine and mine along.
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