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An atmospheric tale of corruption and abduction set on Mars, from the author of the award-winning science fiction novel Altered Carbon, now an exciting new series from Netflix.
From the moment Richard K. Morgan�s dazzling debut, Altered Carbon, burst onto the scene, it was clear that a distinctive new voice had arrived to shake up science fiction. His subsequent novels�including the sequels Broken Angels and Woken Furies�confirmed him as a master of hard-boiled futuristic thrillers. Now Morgan returns to the world of SF noir with a riveting tale of crime, corruption, and deadly crisis on a planet teetering close to the edge.
On a Mars where ruthless corporate interests violently collide with a homegrown independence movement as Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power, Hakan Veil is an ex�professional enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that�s made him a human killing machine. But he�s had enough of the turbulent red planet, and all he wants is a ticket back home�which is just what he�s offered by the Earth Oversight organization, in exchange for being the bodyguard for an EO investigator. It�s a beyond-easy gig for a heavy hitter like Veil . . . until it isn�t.
When Veil�s charge, Madison Madekwe, starts looking into the mysterious disappearance of a lottery winner, she stirs up a hornet�s nest of intrigue and murder. And the deeper Veil is drawn into the dangerous game being played, the more long-buried secrets claw their way to the Martian surface. Now it�s the expert assassin on the wrong end of a lethal weapon�as Veil stands targeted by powerful enemies hellbent on taking him down, by any means necessary.
What We're Reading: Sywert, ABC Amsterdam staff, November 2018.