The Burning Skies

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Random House Publishing Group, May 19, 2009 - Fiction - 480 pages
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In his electrifying debut, The Mirrored Heavens, David J. Williams created a dark futuristic world grounded in the military rivalries, terror tactics, and political wrangling of our own time. Now he takes his masterful blend of military SF, espionage thriller, and dystopian cyberpunk one step further—to the edge of annihilation . . . .

Life as U.S. counterintelligence agent Claire Haskell once knew it is in tatters—her mission betrayed, her lover dead, and her memories of the past suspect. Worse, the defeat of the mysterious insurgent group known as Autumn Rain was not as complete as many believed. It is quickly becoming clear that the group’s ultimate goal is not simply to destroy the tenuous global alliances of the 22nd century—but to rule all of humanity. And they’re starting with the violent destruction of the Net and the assassination of the U.S. president. Now it’s up to Claire, with her ability to jack her brain into the systems of the enemy, to win this impossible war.

Battling ferociously across the Earth-Moon system, and navigating a complex world filled with both steadfast loyalists and ruthless traitors, Claire must be ready for the Rain’s next move. But the true enemy may already be one step ahead of her.


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User Review  - slothman - LibraryThing

In the sequel to The Mirrored Heavens, Williams delivers plenty more action and a bit more of the big picture. Connections between many of the characters in the first book are revealed, including some ... Read full review

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User Review  - etimme - LibraryThing

Williams kept up the frenetic pace of the first book in the sequel. His dialogue is sharper than ever, and it's through this mechanism that he advances his characters. The action was constant and well ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

A former programmer for the Homeworld videogame series and a graduate of the Clarion workshop, David J. Williams lives in Washington, D.C. The Mirrored Heavens was his first novel.


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