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Great North Road by Peter Hamilton

Great North Road by Peter Hamilton

Author:  Peter F Hamilton

ISBN:  9780230750050

Weight:  990g

Signed, lined and pre-publication
dated first edition, first printing



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Great North Road – Peter F Hamilton

St Libra is 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…

Bibliographic Data
Title:Great North Road
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Book features:Black boards with author and title text, on spine, in silver
Overall condition:Fine / Very fine – some light bumping to spine ends
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Lined:Yes – "Any idea how to go about trapping it?' Angela grinned 'Very carefully!'
Dated:Yes – 25/9/12 (pre-publication)
Book Stats
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
Printed by:CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13:9780230750050
ISBN 10:0230750052
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
H x W x D:240 x 160 x 70mm
Design Credits
Author photo:Rebecca Lewis
Jacket illustration:Steve Stone

Collectors Notes

  • This future tech space opera is only the fourth stand-alone novel that Peter has written in a long and distinguished career.
  • For more information, you might like to visit Peter F Hamilton’s website.  This is a rich source of info on his life, books and future projects.

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