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  - jkdavies - LibraryThing

For a book that weighs in at over 1,000 pages, this was actually quite a fast read, certainly for the first 2/3rds I really enjoyed the multiple world building, the future Newcastle and the various ... Read full review

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User Review  - AnnieMod - LibraryThing

Welcome to Newcastle in 2143. Even if the setting is the same as some of the earlier Hamilton novels, this is yet another new possible future, unrelated to any previous world. One family, the Norths ... Read full review

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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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