Petri Dish is a freelance dolly, a prostitute in the Under City, the slums section of Up World. She is a hybrid species though most of her clients don't know it. They would hate and fear her if they did because Petri has a secret: she feeds off the emotions of others.
When she accidently takes too much from one of her clients, Petri must go on the run. With the help of her best friend, Chessie, she escapes to Up World, but then runs into more trouble and must get off planet.
This was an interesting beginning to a somewhat unique SciFi/Cyberpunk world. Petri, the others who befriend her, and the ones who don't are clearly defined in their characteristics and speech. I got most of the language used and didn't find the terms an impediment though the author does put a helpful glossary in the back with lots of good information about each character. Petri is a dolly and the sex is graphic. There is also a trigger warning because of some violence that takes place in the story. I look forward to the next book in the series and Petri's further adventures.
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