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Richard K. Morgan's Thirteen
is near-future science fiction, very much in the vein of Bladerunner.
A failed government program to produce a more violent, aggressive form of military fighter has resulted in the U.S. rounding up most of the test subjects and isolating them on Mars, a place where no one with any sense would wish to spend their days. But not all of the government subjects have been caught and shipped out to Mars. Enter Carl Marsalis, a hit man who would like nothing more than to stop killing and put his past behind him—and when he's eventually captured in Miami, it seems like the government might take care of his problems for him.
Unfortunately, around the same time a transport from Mars arrives back on earth. The entire crew has been killed by a stowaway who turns out to be one of these violent superhumans—and maybe something worse. Now Marsalis is given a choice: use his heightened powers to hunt down the killer, or face a fate worse than death.
"A surprisingly rich and detailed story with many intriguing sociopolitical ideas…. Simon Vance's British accent lends a wearied patina to Carl…. This novel is compelling; highly recommended." ---Library Journal Audio Review
"Steller…raises tantalizing questions" ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Richard K. Morgan's Thirteen is near-future science fiction, very much in the vein of Bladerunner. When the entire crew of a transport from Mars is killed by a stowaway who turns out to be a violent superhuman from a failed government program, Carl Marsalis is given a choice: use his own heightened powers to hunt down the killer, or face a fate worse than death.
From the award-winning author of "Altered Carbon, Broken Angels," and "Market Forces" comes this near-future thriller featuring a hit man who has lost his desire to kill. Unfortunately, certain government officials dont want to let him off the hook that easily. Unabridged. 22 CDs.
About the Author
Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of Market Forces, Broken Angels, and Altered Carbon, a New York Times Notable Book that also won the Philip K. Dick Award. Morgan sold the movie rights for Altered Carbon to Joel Silver and Warner Bros. He lives in Scotland.Simon Vance, a former BBC Radio presenter and newsreader, is a full-time actor who has appeared on both stage and television. He has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned five coveted Audie Awards, and he has won over twenty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, which has named him a Golden Voice.