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Great North Road

by Peter F. Hamilton

Great North Road Synopsis

Great North Road is a standalone adventure from science fiction star Peter F. Hamilton, the author of The Night's Dawn trilogy. In Newcastle, AD 2142, Detective Sidney Hurst attends a brutal murder scene. The victim is one of the wealthy North family's clones, but the most disturbing aspect is how he died. Twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire and his household were slaughtered in the exact same manner, on the tropical planet of St Libra. So was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted back then? She'd never wavered under interrogation - claiming she alone survived an alien attack. With St Libran bio-fuel now powering Earth's economy, investigating this alien threat becomes top priority. A vast expedition is mounted via the planet's Newcastle gateway - including Angela Tramelo, grudgingly released from prison. But the expedition is cut off, deep within St Libra's rainforests. Then the bloodshed begins.

Great North Road Press Reviews

Hamilton has once again shown why he is one of the best writers in the field today . . . if you want a stand-alone sci-fi novel to get lost in, you can't go wrong with Great North Road -- Walker of Worlds Complex world-building, harrowing back-story and good payoffs -- Sunday Telegraph This sci-fi mystery novel is ideal for fans of both genres and may well lure reluctant mystery buffs to explore sci-fi or send sci-fi buffs towards some great detective novels . . . a doozy of a story that handles both genres with satisfying results -- Michael Glitz, Huffington Post Hamilton's latest standalone tale is a whopper -- SFX We've said it before, but few SF writers handle BIG books with Hamilton's aplomb -- SFX The author controls a cast numbering more than fifty, multiple complex plot lines, speculation on the science of wormhole technology and cloning, and arrives at a denouement that is far more than just the resolution of a murder mystery -- Guardian A great big sprawling enjoyable science fiction read. Does what it says on the tin. I finally closed it with a sense of satisfaction -- Neal Asher

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509868728
Publication date: 23rd July 2019
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 1104 pages
Categories: Science fiction,

About Peter F. Hamilton

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and now lives in Somerset. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has written many bestselling novels, including the Greg Mandel series, the Night's Dawn trilogy, the Commonwealth Saga, the Void trilogy, The Chronicle of the Fallers, short story collections and several standalone novels including Fallen Dragon and Great North Road.

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