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Summary

One seeks judgment, another faces damnation and one man will have his revenge....

Thorvald Spear is losing his mind as he drowns in dark memories that aren't his own. Penny Royal, rogue artificial intelligence, has linked Spear with the stored personalities of those it's murdered. And whether the AI seeks redemption or has some more sinister motive, Spear needs to destroy it. He feels the anger of the dead and shares their pain.

As Spear tracks the AI across a hostile starscape, he has company. Sverl, an alien prador, has been warped by Penny Royal and hungers to confront it. But will the AI's pursuers destroy each other or hunt it together? Sverl's prador enemies aren't far behind either. They plan to use his transition to prove human meddling, triggering a devastating new war.

Clues suggest Penny Royal's heading for the defective war factory that made it. So allies and enemies converge, heading for the biggest firestorm that sector of space has ever seen. But will Spear secure vengeance for his unquiet dead?

©2017 Neal Asher (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Great book and great narration.

I wouldn't have expected the difference made by a narrator that goes goes the distance to give characters their own voice and keep it confidential consistent throughout a book to be as big as it was. Absolutely love it!

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I’m developing an addiction to these books 😱

I and loving the audible books by this author, the stories are excellent and are enhanced tremendously by Peter nobles narration, I hope Neal Asher continues to use him as the narrator because as far as I’m concerned this is a winning combination

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Great story, chapter 20 has some major corruption.

Really enjoyed the book, but chapter 20 has pieces missing and sounds like some large corruption to the data.

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another great read marred by very low sound

very poor sound as many audible books of late (not the same for the audiobooks I have from the public library or other sellers). Had to turn the volume on max which made for some distorted narration.

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  • 14-01-18

Another briljant book from Neal

A return to form for Neal, doing the polity universe justice. Starting with the next book in the series immediately.

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