Peter F. Hamilton returns to the future world of Mindstar Rising with an engrossing new adventure of Greg Manel, a freelance operative whose telepathic abilities give him a crucial edge in the high-tech world of the twenty-first century.|
Julia Evans, the unimaginably wealthy owner of Event Horizon, has the world at her fingertips. Event Horizon's technology is the driving force of a new economic renaissance. But trouble threatens the company's almost unassailable dominance. Julia's computer-genius husband is missing, and rivals are claiming to have acquired impossibly advanced technology. Julia hardly notices a mysterious gift of flowers, but these flowers have DNA unlike anything found on Earth.
Is it a cryptic alien message or a poignant farewell from her husband? Only Greg Mandel can discover the truth, but he is not alone in his desperate search. A vicious mercenary killer, a ruthless arms dealer, and a high-priced courtesan all have a part to play.