New York Times bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton's riveting new thriller combines the nail-biting suspense of a serial killer investigation with clear-eyed scientific and social extrapolation to create a future that seems not merely plausible but inevitable.
Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship mine comets, and they are good at it. But nothing can prepare them for the surprises in store when one of Saturn's ice moons inexplicably leaves its natural orbit and heads out of the solar system at high speed.
The stunning conclusion to the far-future adventure that began in Pandora's Star finds the fractious Commonwealth caught between two deadly enemies. This will be humanity's finest hour—or its last gasp.
In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.