21 Down: The Conduit

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9781401201203: 21 Down: The Conduit

21 Down: The Conduit collects the critically acclaimed first 7 issues of the series by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin gray and Jesus Saiz.

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From Publishers Weekly :

On his 20th birthday, Preston Kills receives a birthday card telling him he will die when he turns 21; his world then goes haywire with strange events and shady characters, but it also holds the promise of redemption. This is a noir action series about a gifted and cursed man with superpowers who is anything but a hero. The artists render the story against a gritty urban backdrop, in vibrant colors and a clean, slick representational style that makes good use of lights and darks to convey an ominous tone. A tattoo artist leading an apathetic, nondescript life, Preston possesses a dark gift: the ability to see a dead person's final moments before death. The power comes in handy for Preston's brother, Robert, a homicide cop investigating a series of extraordinarily gruesome murders. After Preston receives the ill-fated birthday card, a mysterious older woman named Mickey Rinaldi saves his life. An FBI agent, Mickey is flirtatious and secretive, but what she knows may be the key to understanding Preston's cursed past and future. It evolves that Preston is part of the Genies, a secret government experiment to genetically alter children for military and reconnaissance purposes who all share the doomed fate of death at 21. While the dialogue can be prosaic, the story moves along with fast-paced action sequences. It should intrigue action and superhero fans seeking something darker and less conventional.
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From Booklist :

The basic setup of the comics serial 21 Down, the first seven issues of which this book collects, resembles that of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas [BKL D 15 03]: a 20-year-old hero gifted with a power he'd rather not have gets increasingly involved in murderous mayhem. But whereas Odd Thomas foresees havoc, Preston Kills visualizes it postmortem. When he touches a murder victim's corpse, he sees what the victim last saw, usually enough to allow his cop older brother to bag the perp. So his brother exploits him, without giving any brotherly love in return, which Preston could live with, except that his capability has an expiration date, his twenty-first birthday, on which he'll die. Moreover, an unfriendly FBI agent is coming to get and, it seems, prematurely terminate him and others like him, who are called "genies." Fortunately (at least, at first) for Preston, a gorgeous female renegade agent is after genies, too. If Preston and his friendly pursuer both appear incredibly buff, well, concessions must be made to the series' action-movie-ish good looks. Ray Olson
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