Great North Road
Peter F. Hamilton
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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 medical and social extrapolation to create a destiny that turns out now not only believable yet inevitable.
A century from now, because of a know-how permitting on the spot go back and forth 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 robust North family—composed of successive generations of clones. but those clones usually are not exact. For something, genetic error have crept in with every one iteration. for an additional, the unique 3 clone “brothers” have long past their separate methods, and the branches of the relations at the moment are pleasant opponents greater than allies.
or even now not so pleasant. at the very least that’s what the homicide of a North clone within the English urban of Newcastle indicates to Detective Sidney Hurst. Sid is a superior investigator who’d like not anything larger than handy off this sizzling potato of a case. the best way he figures it, even if he solves the crime or now not, he’ll make sufficient enemies to break his career.
but Sid’s case is set to take an unforeseen flip: as the situations of the homicide endure 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 loved ones have been slaughtered in chilly blood. The convicted slayer, Angela Tramelo, has constantly claimed her innocence. And now it kind of feels she could have been correct. simply because purely the St. Libra killer can have dedicated the Newcastle crime.
challenge is, Angela additionally claims that the assassin was once 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 financial elite . . . the entire whereas weeding out a brutal killer poised to strike back. And on St. Libra, Angela, newly published from criminal, joins a venture to seek down the elusive alien, in basic terms to profit that the road among hunter and hunted is a skinny one.
Praise for Great North Road
“A spell binding page-turner.”—Publishers Weekly (starred assessment)
“A gripping saga that blends desolate tract survival, police procedural, political and social intrigue, and dynastic sf right into a gigantic story that includes plausible characters and incredibly expert storytelling.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“A ideal creation to [Hamilton’s] presents for personality layout, discussion, and sheer, big-idea-driven storytelling.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Compelling and unique . . . an grand novel [with] lots of action.”—SFRevu
“One very compelling and enjoyable technology fiction novel.”—SF Site
“Simply superb . . . an fabulous achievement.”—Tor.com
From the Hardcover edition.
“Football video game this afternoon,” DiRito stated as they carried directly to the large mess tent. “Plenty of squads are placing a crew jointly. We’re going to make up a league.” “Football or soccer?” Angela requested, which earned a major groan from every person. “Soccer. the single and simply right football!” Omar Mihambo stated in disgust. “You GEs,” she countered. “So small-minded.” “We gave it freely to the trans-stellar worlds.” “Feel loose to take it again anytime.” “At least the remainder of the worlds comprehend.
status in the back of O’Rouke’s shoulder, gazing carefully. the picture unwound 5 seconds at a time, permitting Sid and Dedra and Eva to ascertain and ensure the log information every time, making sure they have been nonetheless gazing a similar taxi, that it hadn’t replaced its license code, that there hadn’t been one other change. “You’ve performed this for 2 hundred and 7 taxis?” O’Rouke requested. “Just like this, preventing and checking?” “Yes, sir,” Ian stated. “Bloody hell. That’s … reliable work.” “Thank you, sir.” Sid heard.
Inquiry. “Well, that’s an enormous plus, isn’t it, puppy? You being left in charge?” “Theoretically, definite. yet there’s a manager been introduced in from—” He hesitated. “Brussels.” He hated mendacity to her, yet even O’Rouke were frightened final evening. it can take just one unguarded observe within the medical institution canteen and his occupation rather will be a blitzed break. “Oh.” She pondered that for some time. “Did you're making any development yesterday?” “Not a lot, this means that it used to be a certified job.” Which, in turn,.
Flatly. “Professor Sebastian Umbreit—there’s a planetwide alert out for him.” “You are crapping on me,” Sid acknowledged on a pant. “He’s the D-bomb clothier that went missing.” “Kidnapped, together with his kin. certain. And whoever introduced him the following has now provided him with defense-grade microfacture apparatus able to generating active-state topic. That’s what they took from Trigval final evening, and it’s a huge part in D-bombs.” “Fuckit, guy. What do they wish with a D-bomb?” Ralph shook his.
Emphasizing the HDA’s authority and objective. The Norths may possibly personal the town, yet even they'd to recognize it was once the HDA that eventually known as the pictures. It was once the day trip that ruled everyone’s ideas now, and the procession of planes and automobiles round the urban used to be turning the day right into a carnival. hundreds of thousands of citizens have been ignoring the chilly and lining the path to benefit from the spectacle of heavy military-style equipment heading during the gateway. in need of a whole Zanthswarm.