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Great North Road - Peter F. Hamilton
Great North Road
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New York Times bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton’s riveting new thriller combines the nail-biting suspense of a serial-killer investigation with clear-eyed scientific and social extrapolation to create a future that seems not merely plausible but inevitable.   A century from now, thanks to a... show more
New York Times bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton’s riveting new thriller combines the nail-biting suspense of a serial-killer investigation with clear-eyed scientific and social extrapolation to create a future that seems not merely plausible but inevitable.   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.Praise for Peter F. Hamilton’s The Evolutionary Void   “Satisfying and powerful . . . Space Opera doesn’t get much more epic.”—SFFWorld   “Spiced with plenty of action and intrigue.”—San Jose Mercury News
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345526663 (034552666X)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 976
Edition language: English
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fossumcarl
fossumcarl rated it
My first Peter Hamilton novel and it did not disappoint. A 914 page novel where not one page was wasted. GNR is surprisingly well constructed. Hamilton use of when to flashback and when to move the story forward is amazing. Marvelously keeps the suspense up while still feeling like the investigation...
robjallen
robjallen rated it
5.0 Great North Road
Excellent book, long and detailed but that just makes it more enjoyable. An uncrushed story.I liked all the arcs, and alternative views and story lines linking into the whole. I hope there will be a further book linking into the new world and characters / technology.Well worth it, and glad I have a ...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Great North Road
This is an enormous door-stop of a book. I read it while curled up at home, recovering from a throat infection while a snow storm raged outside, with temperatures below -20 C. That made the snowy scenes in the book really come alive for me. It's a interesting world, northern England in 2142. On...
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4.5 Great North Road
What a great read! It's been a long time since I've read any sci-fi, but since I'm trying to expand my reading choices, I snagged this one. It's a great mix of sci-fi, detective thriller and monster hunt. What was so intriguing about it was while my brain tends to glaze over with anything technol...
Stacey O'Neale
Stacey O'Neale rated it
This book was reviewed by Michael Cummings, senior reviewer with the Fantasy Book Addict.Despite being a Peter F. Hamilton fan, I have a confession to make – I never could get into the Reality Dysfunction. I loved the tech, I thought the characters were great, I just couldn’t wrap my brain around th...
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