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A new science fiction thriller from the bestselling author of the Shadows in the Water series.

Commander Grace Buteo protects Zone 2, a prosperous place thriving in part due to her diligent efforts to guard its citizens against cyber-attacks, identity theft, and security threats from the rogue terrorist cells plaguing the outer zones. But when her husband and son are killed in an IED explosion intended for Grace herself, her survivor’s guilt nearly breaks her.

She throws herself into her work, hoping to renew her sense of purpose and loyalty to the city she loves. She’s given the opportunity when a high-profile genetic engineering company reports the theft of 26 artificial organs. But investigating this theft leads Grace to discover that her city—and her new assistant inspector—may not be as perfect as they seem…


If you're a fan of Philip K. Dick's thought-provoking sci-fi or Neal Stephenson’s rich worldbuilding, then The City Below is a must-read. Don't miss this thrilling blend of mystery and science fiction, with a touch of romance that will captivate your imagination and challenge your vision of the future.

Praise for The City Below

★★★★★ “Wow! Great read!!...what an incredible amount of detail.”
★★★★★ “Following on the heels of her highly successful seven book series, “Dying For A Living”, Kory M. Shrum once again presents us with another strong female character to root for in The City Below
★★★★★ “Kory’s imagination is always one to count on to steal you away to deep, rich motifs of swirling surrealistic backdrops accompanied by fully developed and fleshed out characters that you instantly want to be friends with.”
★★★★★ “The world of The City Below is a blend of elements from the Matrix and 1984…”
★★★★★ “Shrum has a unique talent, writing science fiction that captures the whole story of a future world.”
★★★★★ “I already love one of Kory Shrum’s series, but now I have another favorite hero/anti-hero to follow! A fantastic work of science fiction - can’t wait to read the next book.”
★★★★★ “Captivating!”

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