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Great North Road (Paperback)
  • Great North Road (Paperback)

Great North Road (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 11/04/2013
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When attending a Newcastle murder scene, Detective Sidney Hurst finds a dead North family clone. Yet none have been reported missing. And in 2122, twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire was horrifically murdered in the same manner on the tropical planet of St Libra. So, if the murderer is still at large, was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted? She never wavered under interrogation, claiming she alone survived an alien attack. Investigating this potential alien threat now becomes the Human Defence Agency's top priority. St Libran bio-fuel is the lifeblood of Earth's economy and must be secured. A vast expedition is mounted via the Newcastle gateway, and experts are dispatched to the planet -- with Angela Tramelo, grudgingly released from prison. But the expedition is cut off deep within St Libra's rainforests, and the murders begin. Angela insists it's the alien, but her new colleagues aren't sure. Did she see an alien, or does she have other reasons for being on St Libra? Praise for Peter F Hamilton: 'The most powerful imagination in science fiction' Ken Follett, 'Novels that combine fantastic speculation with incredible detailed imagining of the lives we will lead' Guardian, 'This is thrilling stuff; compulsively readable and abundantly full of ideas' The Times, 'Reaches another level of excellence ...Brilliant' Locus

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330521772

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A great murder/mystery story. Very entertaining and enjoyable. A great story line with very interesting characters.

Although a sci-fi book with future setting it is very realistic and believable. Not that that is... More

Paperback edition
23rd May 2013
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“Epic SF”

This is a monumental book in lots of ways, not just its length (1087 pages) or its size (slightly larger than a house brick), but also in the story that he writes here.

It starts with a murder, and the body that is... More

Paperback edition
5th January 2014
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“Long but worht the effort”

When this book arrived, at a whopping 1100 pages (too big to fit in the letterbox!), I was slightly daunted by the task that lay ahead of me.
The words 'space opera' on the front were not hugely appealing... More

Hardback edition
17th September 2012
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