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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,346 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter F. Hamilton Narrator: Toby Longworth Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A century from now, thanks to a technology allowing instantaneous travel across light-years, humanity has solved its energy shortages, cleaned up the environment, and created far-flung colony worlds. The keys to this empire belong to the powerful North family—composed of successive generations of clones. Yet these clones are not identical. For one thing, genetic errors have crept in with each generation. For another, the original three clone "brothers" have gone their separate ways, and the branches of the family are now friendly rivals more than allies.Or maybe not so friendly. At least that's what the murder of a North clone in the English city of Newcastle suggests to Detective Sidney Hurst. Sid is a solid investigator who'd like nothing better than to hand off this hot potato of a case. The way he figures it, whether he solves the crime or not, he'll make enough enemies to ruin his career.Yet Sid's case is about to take an unexpected turn: because the circumstances of the murder bear an uncanny resemblance to a killing that took place years ago on the planet St. Libra, where a North clone and his entire household were slaughtered in cold blood. The convicted slayer, Angela Tramelo, has always claimed her innocence. And now it seems she may have been right. Because only the St. Libra killer could have committed the Newcastle crime.Problem is, Angela also claims that the murderer was an alien monster.Now Sid must navigate through a Byzantine minefield of competing interests within the police department and the world's political and economic elite…all the while hunting down a brutal killer poised to strike again. And on St. Libra, Angela, newly released from prison, joins a mission to hunt down the elusive alien, only to learn that the line between hunter and hunted is a thin one. Download and start listening now!

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  • It's a perfect introduction to his gifts for character design, dialogue, and sheer, big-idea-driven storytelling. Booklist Starred Review

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynn Nyer | 2/5/2014

    " Loved it and was also thrilled I did not have to wait another year for a satisfying conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/3/2014

    " If you can cope with 948 pages of intense plot, this is a superb story. It is set in a far future Earth where moving off-planet is normal. This was a rare book for me, because I discovered that skimming over descriptions meant I missed information needed to move the plot, explain a character, or understand the world setting. I had to slooow down and read every word! I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to those who like strong people, involved plot lines, and a well developed world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edelhart Kempeneers | 2/3/2014

    " Heb ervan genoten. Was niet zo groots en fantasierijk als de Night's Dawn trilogie, maar wel goed op zich. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Phil | 1/19/2014

    " A big big book, that during reading I was worried it was close to the end I realised i was only 60% through (I was reading on a kindle). I love the quirkiness of setting part of a science fiction novel in Newcastle. Loved the character Sid and just thought this was exactly what I want from the genre, futuristic but with a real thriller plot. "

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