Great North Road
Peter F. Hamilton
NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr by way of 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 medical and social extrapolation to create a destiny that turns out no longer in simple terms 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 robust North family—composed of successive generations of clones. but those clones aren't exact. For something, genetic blunders have crept in with every one iteration. for one more, the unique 3 clone “brothers” have long past their separate methods, and the branches of the family members are actually pleasant opponents greater than allies.
or perhaps no longer 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 an exceptional investigator who’d like not anything higher than handy off this sizzling potato of a case. the way in which he figures it, even if he solves the crime or now not, he’ll make adequate enemies to wreck his career.
but Sid’s case is ready to take an unforeseen flip: as the situations of the homicide endure an uncanny resemblance to a killing that happened years in the past in the world St. Libra, the place a North clone and his complete family have been slaughtered in chilly blood. The convicted slayer, Angela Tramelo, has continuously claimed her innocence. And now it kind of feels she can have been correct. simply because basically 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 monetary elite . . . the entire whereas weeding out a brutal killer poised to strike back. And on St. Libra, Angela, newly published from felony, joins a project to seek down the elusive alien, in simple 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 overview)
“A gripping saga that blends desert survival, police procedural, political and social intrigue, and dynastic sf right into a vast story that includes plausible characters and enormously 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 exciting technology fiction novel.”—SF Site
“Simply amazing . . . an marvelous achievement.”—Tor.com
From the Hardcover edition.
simply didn’t wish it to ensue. to not them. Camilo seashore, Emily, the kids, this entire leisurely agreeable existence: they have been his moment probability. appealing evidence that he’d eventually moved on and left his negative previous at the back of. yet you'll by no means depart the prior at the back of. probably not. now not a previous like his. in order that used to be it, time to decide on. to stroll clear of every thing, or withstand what used to be taking place and take a look at to see what the hell to do subsequent. now not a decision fairly. the single factor he couldn’t determine used to be.
And Sid’s suspicions have been correct. Vance shook his head in annoyance. concentrated. “And you heard the commotion?” “Yes, sir.” “Who was once there in case you arrived?” Omar Mihambo stared on the ceiling, forehead furrowed with the hassle of remember, the necessity to fulfill. “The paramedics. a few of the logistics corps boys, yet they have been going for the trucks.” “Where have been the trucks?” “Really shut. It didn’t take them lengthy to get them over. hassle used to be lifting with out making the wear and tear worse.” His lips pressed.
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In a headband, Rebka clad in delicate metamolecule armor. “I fairly don’t imagine you can,” Rebka acknowledged. “Come on, come again in.” “To take a seat in a biolab till it rips a door off and stabs us whereas we sleep? now not my style.” “The biolabs are tricky. we will sit down out the snow fall in them.” “It will opt for the comm rockets. we want them simply up to the bioil.” “Mother! Please, i will care for it.” “I am no longer letting you face that factor. I can’t. no longer after every thing we’ve performed to ensure you live.” “Why.
Going to take loads of paintings, boss.” “I’m going to name O’Rouke, get him to assign us a few additional detectives for a few days.” He stuck Ian’s muted grin throughout the glass and knew precisely what his deputy was once pondering: really you than me. Ian was once correct after all. O’Rouke ranted for numerous mins earlier than ultimately, grudgingly agreeing to move much more of the detectives he couldn’t spare to Sid’s group on a brief foundation. by means of lunchtime Office2 was once packed with detectives making calls to examine.