by Alastair Reynolds
Review by Ernest Lilley
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015917
Date: 03 June 2008 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Book Description: A full-length novel set in the Revelation Space universe that's "sublime entertainment" and "gripping in the extreme."
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds.
His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that leaves nine hundred people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus. But then his investigation uncovers something even more potentially dangerous--a covert plot by an enigmatic entity seeking nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band .