Holy hell, I love this book. Love the idea behind it, the fight against eternity and a religion that wants to consume every part of you. Willingly or not.
Avery Cates is not a sympathetic character. He's a killer for hire, the man least likely to perform heroics, a cheat and a survivor. But he's a likable character all the same. He's an honest man who's doing what he needs to survive, but there are lines he won't cross. This doesn't make him a good person by any stretch of the imagination, in fact, it probably makes him stupid. Luckily he has all these lovely side characters who help him out (and not by choice).
You see the world, the city of New New York through his eyes, and it's a fucked up place. It's a dystopian future and there's no such things as heroes here. I felt tired just reading this book, but in a good way. In a sympathising with the Main Character way. But even so, I wanted to read more (if only I wasn't limited by that pesky thing called lack of funds) because there's the promise of an epic adventure.
And the antagonists, the robot monks of the Electric Church, are the creepiest things ever. Creepy, creepy, creepy and so deliciously badass.
I can't say more without spoiling it, but if you're a fan of dystopian/post-apocalypse action-adventure with a Main Character who's well on his way to Nick Fury level badassery, then read this book.