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The Resource Great North Road, Peter F. Hamilton

Great North Road, Peter F. Hamilton

Label
Great North Road
Title
Great North Road
Statement of responsibility
Peter F. Hamilton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
St Libra is a paradise for Earth's mega-rich. Until the killing begins. In Newcastle-upon-Tyne, AD 2142, Detective Sidney Hurst attends a brutal murder scene. The victim is one of the wealthy North family clones - but none have been reported missing. And the crime's most disturbing aspect is how the victim was killed. Twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire and his household were horrifically murdered in exactly the same manner, on the tropical planet of St Libra. But if the murderer is still at large, was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted? Tough and confident, she never waivered under interrogation - claiming she alone survived an alien attack. But there is no animal life on St Libra. Investigating this alien threat becomes the Human Defence Agency's top priority. The bio-fuel flowing from St Libra is the lifeblood of Earth's economy and must be secured. So a vast expedition is mounted via the Newcastle gateway, and teams of engineers, support personnel and xenobiologists are dispatched to the planet. Along with their technical advisor, grudgingly released from prison, Angela Tramelo. But the expedition is cut off, deep within St Libra's rainforests. Then the murders begin. Someone or something is picking off the team one by one. Angela insists it's the alien, but her new colleagues aren't so sure. Maybe she did see an alien, or maybe she has other reasons for being on St Libra
Summary
In 2143 Newcastle, a naked corpse is dredged from the River Tyne. Although there's no physical evidence, police detective Sidney Hurst must discover the identity of both the murderer and the victim, who seems to be one of the hundreds of clones comprising the North family. Their wealthy and powerful dynasty began with three brothers who pioneered technology allowing humans access to other star systems -- and the off-world production of Earth's primary fuel source, bioil. In this deadly web of money, politics, and family secrets, Hurst has just one lead: a decades-old crime with striking similarities to his present-day case. - Description by Gillian Speace
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10156718
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Great North Road, Peter F. Hamilton
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 1086 pages
Isbn
9780330521772
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Great North Road, Peter F. Hamilton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 1086 pages
Isbn
9780330521772
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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