Gridlinked (Agent Cormac #1)

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Pan Macmillan, Jun 12, 2018 - 528 pages
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Agent Cormac's adventures begin in Neal Asher's epic, action-packed science fiction thriller, Gridlinked.In outer space you can never feel sure that your adversary is altogether human.The runcible buffers on Samarkand have been mysteriously sabotaged, killing many thousands and destroying a terraforming project. Agent Cormac must reach it by ship to begin an investigation. But Cormac has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Pelter, who is prepared to follow him across the galaxy with a terrifying android in tow.Despite the sub-zero temperature of Samarkand, Cormac discovers signs of life: they are two 'dracomen', alien beasts contrived by an extra-galactic entity calling itself 'Dragon', which is a huge creature consisting of four conjoined spheres of flesh each a kilometre in diameter. Caught between the byzantine wiles of the Dragon and the lethal fury of Pelter, Cormac needs to skip very nimbly indeed to rescue the Samarkand project and protect his own life.Gridlinked is the first sci-fi adventure in Neal Asher's compelling Agent Cormac five-book series.

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

I bought Gridlinked on the basis of someone’s recommendation and saw the book had a good online rating and was part of a highly rated series. It sounded good, kind of like a cyberpunk James Bond, so I ... Read full review

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User Review  - reading_fox - LibraryThing

Kind of fun, a bit like Altered Carbon, the basic premise is that of an enhanced secret service agent helping to keep humanity safe (ish) against various threats. Here our agent Ian Cormac, has been ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Neal Asher is the author of over twenty science fiction novels. His series include: The Owner Trilogy, Spatterjay, Agent Cormac, and Transformation, many of which take place in his "Polity Universe." He is also the author of several short collections, as well as the standalone novel, Cowl, a 2004 Philip K. Dick Award nominee. Neal divides his time between his hometown in Essex, England and Crete.

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