"Peter Hamilton manages a very neat trick, combining deft scientific and social speculation with page-turning appeal of the best thrillers." --Tad Williams
""Mindstar Rising" is more than a taut, suspenseful story--it's intellectually exciting as well, its future world full of surprises but all too plausible, its people made strange to us by this environment yet still disturbingly familiar." --Poul Anderson
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Dr Edward Kitchener, a brilliant researcher into quantum cosmology for the Event Horizon conglomerate . . . but no good to anybody now, lying dead with his lungs spread out on either side of his open chest. The security system at Launde Abbey was premier-grade, yet a mercenary could still have got through, and plenty of people anxious to stop Kitcheners work would pay the killers fee. But why would a professional waste time in ritually slaughtering the target? Event Horizon needs to know fast, so Greg Mandel, psi-boosted ex-private eye, is enticed out of retirement to launch himself on a convoluted trail involving confrontation with a past which according to Kitcheners theories might never have happened. I cannot recommend this too highly IAN McDONALD Peter Hamilton manages a very neat trick, combining deft scientific and social speculation with the page-turning appeal of the best thrillers TAD WILLIAMS