'I cannot recommend it highly enough.' -- Daily Telegraph
'If you want sex, violence and excellent aliens this is your book'
'Sex, violence and giant crabs. Yep, it's business as usual for Neal Asher...Deep it ain't, but its a lot of fun'
-- BBC Focus Magazine
'a book of high enjoyment, dollops of gore and the occasional wry line...a lot of fun.' -- Death Ray
The Polity Collective, which benignly rules numerous star systems, has come up against a chilling opponent. The crablike Prador are bloodthirsty aliens bent on crushing the Polity and stealing its runcible technology . . . and they possess a frightening superiority in space warfare. Two wild-card humans, a vengeance-driven soldier and a runcible technician, must now combine their talents in an attempt to stop a seemingly invincible Prador warship from incinerating yet another Polity world. Combining violence and cunning in a race against time, this is classic space opera from one of the new UK masters of the genre. Literally never a dull moment: A fast and furious spectacle developed with gusto Booklist