|Those Who Walk in Darkness (2003) [Novel]|
by John Ridley
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In the near future, real superheroes pop up and start saving people from crime and disaster. But then superbaddies show up, too, and eventually, San Francisco is toast. Declaring no tolerance toward all supers, the president opens season on those who won't leave the country. Big-city police create MTacs--special units to hunt the "muties," as the supers are popularly called--and L.A. cop Soledad O'Roark, 26, has just joined one. On her first mission, she literally pulls her unit out of the fire but gets in trouble because she uses an as-yet-unapproved gun. Banished to a desk, she stews until an ambitious lawyer bulldozes her into going counteroffensive. Lucky she hires the shark, since no sooner is she on the street again, as a patrolling uniform, than she drops another mutie and is back in dutch for attracting attention during an internal investigation. Of course, she is back with an MTac for a showdown with the bereaved husband of her second mutie kill; meanwhile, she has developed a love interest that leads to a second showdown. (Booklist)
Original title: Those Who Walk in Darkness
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Species Evolution→ Psionic Powers