The high-action concluding novel of the Commonwealth Saga from Britain's No. 1 Science Fiction writer It is around the year AD2400 and a war between humans and Gaens is raging over many starsystems. Against this backdrop, Captain Wilson Kime confides to Paula Myo, chief investigator at the Intersolar Serious Crimes Directorate, his belief that humans are being manipulated. With the help of the one creature she can trust, Qatux, a Raiel, Paula Myo's team set out on an investigation to discover the unknown entity responsible for corrupting the humans, which leads to a race against time as both humans and Gaen hurry to deploy their new doomsday weapons.
Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960, and still lives near Rutland Water. His previous novels are the Greg Mandel series and the bestselling 'Night's Dawn' trilogy: The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God. Also published by Macmillan (and Pan) is A Second Chance at Eden, a novella and six short stories, and The Confederation Handbook, a vital guide to the 'Night's Dawn' trilogy. His most recent novels were Fallen Dragon, Misspent Youth and Pandora's Star.