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A Killer Harvest reprises The Hands of Orlac idea that body parts transplanted onto a new host will carry the evil intent of the donors – as donors in historic horror are most likely to come from the criminal classes. Cleave has wrapped this in the current pseudoscience of cellular memory. He has also updated the classic source of the harvested organs (criminals) by having some of his central police and medical characters in on a scheme to harvest organs for the greater good, by the summary execution of suspects.
Denny Malone is the King of Manhattan North, part of an elite squad formed to deal with illegal drugs and guns coming to the gangs through the ‘iron pipeline’. He loves his job and loves his city and always does ‘the right thing’. Dennis Malone is also a corrupt drug slinger, thinking at least the money is being used for good, and that at least the drugs are being kept off his turf.
Lifting is inconclusive and ambiguous, even the title can refer to petty crime or to triumphant moments, it harkens to a time of clarity and certainty that probably never existed on an individual level, not even in youth, and definitely not in any previous era. It is a lovely read about passing of time and how every now and again that passage leaves you unmoored for a while.