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There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse. Such a world requires a firm hand and a guiding light. But does it need the Concern: an all-powerful organization with a malevolent presiding genius, pervasive influence and numberless invisible operatives in possession of extraordinary powers?

Among those operatives are Temudjin Oh, of mysterious Mongolian origins, an un-killable assassin who journeys between the peaks of Nepal, a version of Victorian London and the dark palaces of Venice under snow; Adrian Cubbish, a restlessly greedy City trader; and a nameless, faceless state-sponsored torturer known only as the Philosopher, who moves between time zones with sinister ease. Then there are those who question the Concern: the bandit queen Mrs. Mulverhill, roaming the worlds recruiting rebels to her side; and Patient 8262, under sedation and feigning madness in a forgotten hospital ward, in hiding from a dirty past.

There is a world that needs help; but whether it needs the Concern is a different matter.

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A torturer, a hedge fund manager, and a reluctant assassin are among the strange characters found in "Transition," a work described by the London "Times" as unexpectedly savage, emotionally powerful, and impossible to forget.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316071994
Author:
Banks, Iain M.
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25x5.25x1.50 in. .83 lbs.

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