The debut novel of a writer who would become the master of the genre.
It's the 21st century and global warming is here to stay, so forget the way your country used to look. And get used to the free market, too – the companies possess all the best hardware, and they're calling the shots now.
In a world like this, a man open to any offers can make out just fine. A man like Greg Mandel for instance, who's psi-boosted, wired into the latest sensory equipment, carrying state-of-the-art weaponry – and late of the English Army's Mindstar Battalion.
As the cartels battle for control of a revolutionary new power source, and corporate greed outstrips national security, tension is mounting to boiling point – and Greg Mandel is about to face the ultimate test.
'Races ahead with verve and flair' – Starburst
'The plotting is tight and ingenious' – Interzone
Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960, and still lives near Rutland Water with his wife and daughter. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. 'Night's Dawn' trilogy established him as Britain's bestselling writer of science fiction and a major name in global science fiction writing. His ten novels have sold almost two million copies worldwide.