By Peter F. Hamilton
NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr through PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
New York Times bestselling writer Peter F. Hamilton’s riveting new mystery combines the nail-biting suspense of a serial-killer research with clear-eyed clinical and social extrapolation to create a destiny that turns out no longer purely believable yet inevitable.
A century from now, because of a know-how permitting instant trip throughout light-years, humanity has solved its power shortages, wiped clean up the surroundings, and created far-flung colony worlds. The keys to this empire belong to the strong North family—composed of successive generations of clones. but those clones aren't exact. For something, genetic error have crept in with each one iteration. for one more, the unique 3 clone “brothers” have long gone their separate methods, and the branches of the relations at the moment are pleasant competitors greater than allies.
or even now not so pleasant. not less than that’s what the homicide of a North clone within the English urban of Newcastle indicates to Detective Sidney Hurst. Sid is a fantastic investigator who’d like not anything greater than handy off this scorching potato of a case. the way in which he figures it, no matter if he solves the crime or now not, he’ll make adequate enemies to smash his career.
but Sid’s case is set to take an unforeseen flip: as the situations of the homicide undergo an uncanny resemblance to a killing that happened years in the past on this planet St. Libra, the place a North clone and his whole family have been slaughtered in chilly blood. The convicted slayer, Angela Tramelo, has continuously claimed her innocence. And now it kind of feels she could have been correct. simply because basically the St. Libra killer may have dedicated the Newcastle crime.
challenge is, Angela additionally claims that the assassin used to be an alien monster.
Now Sid needs to navigate via a Byzantine minefield of competing pursuits in the police division and the world’s political and monetary elite . . . all of the whereas removing a brutal killer poised to strike back. And on St. Libra, Angela, newly published from felony, joins a venture to seek down the elusive alien, in basic terms to benefit that the road among hunter and hunted is a skinny one.
Praise for Great North Road
“A enchanting page-turner.”—Publishers Weekly (starred assessment)
“A gripping saga that blends wasteland survival, police procedural, political and social intrigue, and dynastic sf right into a vast story that includes plausible characters and quite expert storytelling.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“A excellent advent to [Hamilton’s] presents for personality layout, discussion, and sheer, big-idea-driven storytelling.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Compelling and unique . . . an amazing novel [with] lots of action.”—SFRevu
“One very compelling and interesting technology fiction novel.”—SF Site
“Simply magnificent . . . an staggering achievement.”—Tor.com
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Oh yeah. “What? ” Angela requested. She was once nonetheless the window. Too past due Paresh learned his faint mirrored image at the glass was once betraying him. “Just attempting to determine you out, is it,” Paresh defined. the remainder of the squad roused themselves with a bit flurry of grins and nudging elbows as they fascinated about the corporal and the babe. query used to be: might he ranking? Cynics and supporters alike settled again to benefit from the exhibit. Angela grew to become and gave him a grin that he couldn’t rather think was once honest. however it did bump her up nonetheless farther at the good looks scale. She fairly was once a heart-buster—if they’d been in a bar he’d be pleading to shop for her a drink. however the voice gave it away: steel-hard. He’d obvious that element of her this morning once they arrived on the felony to assemble her. She hadn’t been able to go away. Orders had them accumulating her at seven sharp. now not an opportunity. whilst he and the opposite within the handover aspect had arrived on the management block she used to be arguing with the governor and guards. now not arguing via shouting, yet boy may she out-stubborn a cat. Insultingly sluggish phrases and a body-pose that may be learn as “immovable item” by way of a blind dude. “I have labored 3 days each week,” she acknowledged. “I have spent at so much ten percentage of that in your pitiful good-behavior shop. consequently this establishment nonetheless owes me for 90 percentage of my hours. and that i think GE minimum-wage laws is fifty-eight eurofrancs an hour. ” “You basically get to spend that during here,” the disturbed governor protested. “But I don’t belong in right here, do I? That’s why we had yesterday’s assembly. That’s why you simply extracted my smartcell tags. ” The governor attempted to look at her assistant, who controlled to prevent all eye touch. “I’ll refer it to the Justice division, very first thing. you could have my note. ” “Thank you. ” The governor gave a relieved smile, and gestured at Paresh. That used to be whilst Angela regarded round on the element, feigning curiosity. Then she addressed the governor direct: “I’ll wait. ” Paresh nearly laughed on the expression crawling around the governor’s face. “But they won’t be within the workplace for an additional 3 hours,” the governor protested. “Oh dear,” stated Angela. “Do you definitely are looking to get out of the following? ” the governor snapped. “I am getting out of the following. we all know that now, don’t we. The query is: How? Do i am going quietly now, as agreed. Or do I delete yesterday’s contract and wait till the day trip proves I’m blameless. in the end, they’re unlikely to maintain the end result quiet, now are they? no longer with quite a bit using in this. Reputations much more vital than yours are playing at the consequence. Do you're thinking that the Justice division will thanks for the exposure a month from now while I stroll out of front gate right into a pack of transnet newshounds? precisely how a lot reimbursement will that sort of miscarriage of justice web me, do you're thinking that? and also you may have got me off with the cash you owe me besides. How’s that going to test? ” Paresh watched in admiration because the girls stared at one another.