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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alastair Reynolds Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Revelation Space Series Release Date:
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Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds.

His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left nine hundred people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus. But then his investigation uncovers something far more serious than mass slaughter—a covert plot by an enigmatic entity who seeks nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band.

Before long, the Panoply detectives are fighting against something worse than tyranny, in a struggle that will lead to more devastation and more death. And Dreyfus will discover that to save what is precious, you may have to destroy it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is solid British SF adventure, evoking echoes of le Carré and Sayers with a liberal dash of Doctor Who.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe Sweeney | 2/15/2014

    " Not bad! I don't normally like cop shows but I enjoyed this. I hope the clockmaker shows up in other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dynagrip | 2/7/2014

    " Decent hard science fiction though it got sloppy at parts. For example, I'd assume that a super secure police/military facility would keep a demonstrably dangerous prisoner under guard, even if injured, instead of under the occasional eye of the attending physician. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Larry B Gray | 2/3/2014

    " The book overall was very good and the author did a good job of keeping it moving and interesting. My problem was the ending. He built to an exciting climax and then there was nothing. All of a sudden the lead charactor came too and everything was over with little to no explanation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 1/30/2014

    " In "The Glitter Band" of 10,000 orbiting human habitats, there is still the occasional need for your basic determined uncorruptible police detective. A fascinating scenario of a possible human future, it's a little slow getting started, but then moves along nicely. "

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