By Chris Moriarty
Occasionally a ghost of an opportunity is all you get.Award-winning writer Chris Moriarty returns to a stunning cyber-noir a ways destiny during this gritty, high-stakes mystery the place the single rule is "Evolve . . . or die."The Age of guy is finishing. The UN's sprawling interstellar empire is failing as its quantum teleportation community collapses, turning once-viable colonies into doomed island outposts. Humanity's in basic terms wish of survival is the go with the flow: a mysterious zone of house the place faster-than-light travel--or anything a ways stranger--seems attainable. As mercenaries and pirates flock to the glide, the chilly warfare among the human-led UN and the clone-dominated Syndicates heats up. Whoever controls the go with the flow will chart the long run process human evolution--and nobody desires to be left in the back of in a universe the place the cost of failure is extinction.When the AI referred to as Cohen ventures into the waft, he dies--allegedly by means of his personal hand--and his attention is scattered around the cosmos. a few of his ghosts are nonetheless self-aware. a few are insane. And considered one of them hides a mystery worthy killing for. input significant Catherine Li, Cohen's human (well, in part human) lover, who embarks on a determined seek to unravel the secret of Cohen's death--and placed him again jointly. yet Li isn't the one one drawn to Cohen's ghosts. Astrid Avery, a by-the-book UN military captain, is at the hunt. So is William Llewellyn, a pirate who has one of many ghosts in his head, that is slowly consuming him alive. Even the ghosts have their very own agendas. And lurking at the back of all of them is a pitiless enemy who will cease at not anything to ensure the lifeless don't stroll again.Praise for Ghost Spin "Complexity is the watchword the following, of concept, concept, narrative, personality and plot. . . . hugely rewarding."--Kirkus reports "Rewarding . . . The diversifications people make to outlive within the adversarial environments of different worlds, a galaxy teetering at the fringe of singularity . . . are certainly visionary."--Publishers Weekly "This stand-along 'spin-off' deals a compelling story of adventure/suspense mixed with cybernoir and high-tech sf."--Library magazine "An first-class learn: gripping, fast paced, provocative and handsome."--Tor.com "A extraordinary mixture of area opera, cyberpunk, and simply simple nice writing, Moriarty's paintings is a few of the main extraordinary in technology fiction today."--SFRevuFrom the exchange Paperback edition.
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Not by the facts, but by his own instincts. Presumed Guilty 55 Logic, evidence, told him that Miranda Wood was the killer. Why did he have such a hard time believing it? The doubts had started a week ago, in that police station hallway. He’d watched the whole interrogation. He’d heard her denials, her lame explanations. He hadn’t been swayed. But when they’d come face-to-face in the hall, and she’d looked him straight in the eye, he’d felt the first stirrings of doubt. Would a murderess meet his gaze so unflinchingly?
His employees, for instance. ” “Yes. ” She let out a deep breath, as though relieved that the most painful part of her confession was finished. ” “I felt more…betrayed. ” “So for a month you walked around mad at Mr. ” “Sometimes. Mostly I felt stupid. And then he wouldn’t 38 Tess Gerritsen leave me alone. ” She looked up sharply. ” “No! ” She was sobbing now, screaming out her denials. The sound of her own voice echoed like some alien cry in that stark box of a room. She dropped her head into her hands and leaned forward on the table.
No more hysterics since that day at the police station. She looked cool and in control, which is how he’d always remembered her from their childhood. Evelyn the ice queen. “There’s the matter of the fingerprints,” said Tibbetts. ” asked Chase. ” “That’s the problem. The knife handle was wiped clean. Now, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s this crime of passion, see? She uses her own knife. Pure impulse. ” “She must be brighter than you think,” Evelyn said, sniffing. ” asked Chase. “The suspect herself.