Great North Road

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Pan Macmillan UK, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
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ST LIBRA IS A PARADISE FOR EARTH'S MEGA-RICH, UNTIL THE KILLING BEGINS.

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?

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User Review  - Glennis.LeBlanc - LibraryThing

I had high hopes for this book when I saw it was a mystery since I really enjoyed his Greg Mandel books. If you don’t mind tons of flashbacks and how many of the characters end up knowing one another ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Aylott - Goodreads

Hamilton's gigantic doorstop of a book starts out a little slow, slow enough that I found myself wondering if I'd get through it. Once it gets in gear, though, it's a darn good science fiction version ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and still lives nearby. 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, two short story collections and several standalone novels. Find out more about Peter F. Hamilton at www.peterfhamilton.co.uk , or discover more Pan Macmillan and Tor UK books at www.torbooks.co.uk

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