The Line of Polity (Agent Cormac #2)

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Pan Macmillan, Jun 12, 2018 - Biotechnology - 672 pages
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Old enemies meet on new worlds in The Line of Polity, the second novel in Neal Asher's popular Agent Cormac series.

At the frontiers of human-occupied space, the Miranda space station has been utterly destroyed. Earth Central assigns Agent Ian Cormac to discover the truth, because the alien bioconstruct Dragon seems the most likely culprit.

Meanwhile, rebellion is brewing on Masada. The planet's people are enslaved on the surface, living in fear of their overlords in orbit, who punish transgressions with laser strikes. Leaving their compounds also means death, as monstrous predators roam the toxic wilderness. Civil war looms, while a rebel biophysicist brings lethal Jain technology to this world. Agent Cormac must find out what connects these events, if he is to avert catastrophe.


The Line of Polity is followed by Brass Man, the third title in the Agent Cormac series.

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User Review  - AnnieMod - LibraryThing

If you liked Gridlinked, you will want to read this book. If you had not read it, you better go and read it before you continue with this one - not that the story does not stand on its own but a lot ... Read full review

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User Review  - kenzen - LibraryThing

The Cormac story continues and improves. The stakes certainly are higher and I wonder where we'll go from here. Moving on to the Brass Man, which promises the return of an annoying villain. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous full-length novels include Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician, The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War, and the Transformation trilogy, Dark Intelligence, War Factory and Infinity Engine.

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