Tex Murphy and The Pandora Directive
David Kerr rated Pandora Directive 5 of 5 stars
A superb throwback to the PI noir genre. This is one of my all-time detective favorites. Conners transplants a Marlowe-esque character into a post-WWIII world of norms and mutants in which our main character, Tex Murphy, finds himself pulled into a conspiracy surrounding the existence of an alien spacecraft on Earth, a serial killer, double-crossing women and corrupt government agencies. All of which happens after taking on an apparently straightforward case to find a man by the name of Thomas Malloy for distinguished Gordon Fitzpatrick. It's funny, dramatic, witty and engaging and the characters truly shine; you can hear each distinct voice so clearly in your mind. The mix of laconic wit and all-out sarcasm make Tex a humorous character, yet his sense of honor and loyalty also makes him surprisingly heroic. Conners style makes the story flow superbly, and really is a treat. Highly recommended reading, alongside the other Tex Murphy novel 'Under A Killing Moon'.
The first Tex Murphy novel ever printed is currently being tweaked for republication. Please check back in the next few weeks for the opportunity to order the trade paperback or a Kindle edition with an updated forward, author's notes and a brand new cover. Thanks! While you're waiting, how about "Black Sun Ascending", the screenplay adaptation of Pandora?