The Fold

The Fold : A Novel

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"STEP INTO THE FOLD." " IT S PERFECTLY SAFE. " The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he s content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to fold dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step. The invention promises to make mankind s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe. Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn t quite what it seems and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret. As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there s only one answer that makes sense. And if he s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys everything. A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist you ll never see coming, " The Fold" is that rarest of things: a genuinely page-turning science-fiction thriller. Step inside its pages and learn why author Peter Clines has already won legions of loyal fans."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 566.99g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0553418297
  • 9780553418293
  • 419,325

About Peter Clines

PETER CLINES has published several pieces of short fiction and countless articles on the film and television industries. He is the author of the Ex-Heroes series and the acclaimed standalone thriller"14." He lives in Southern California."show more

Review quote

"A must-read for anyone who likes a good science-fiction intelligent, exciting story with a brilliant protagonist and a mystery that genuinely surprised me." --Andy Weir, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Martian " "A fun, brilliant read. Technical enough to enthrall, fast-paced enough to stay engaging to the explosive end, "The Fold "has everything I want in an SF novel, and then a little bit extra." --Mira Grant, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Feed" "A little Crichton and a little Sherlock, Clines tells a riveting and smart mystery thriller that is sure to please fans of both." --Wesley Chu, author of "Lives of Tao" ""The Fold "is that rare thriller that always keeps just one step ahead of the reader...a crackling, electric read." --Chuck Wendig, author of "Blackbirds " "A mind-blowing science fiction mystery that kept me guessing right to the end...Clines' writing is steeped in popular culture and unexpectedly funny, yet highly perceptive and infused with a subtle intelligence. If you haven't read him, you're in for a wonderful surprise." --Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of "Dead City" "A smart, intense thriller with just a dash of dark humor, "The Fold "will keep you turning pages until the wee hours of the morning. Well done, Peter Clines!" --DJ Molles, author of the "Remaining "series "Wow! "This "is why I love spec fic. Brilliant, unpredictable, and mind-bending, "The Fold" is one of the best books I've read in years. An SF thriller that summons Lovecraftian monsters, it will surprise you again and again. Read it!" --John Dixon, author of "Phoenix Island "show more

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14,845 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 23% (3,439)
4 44% (6,595)
3 25% (3,767)
2 5% (816)
1 2% (228)
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