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Ahni Huang is hunting for her brother's killer. As a class nine empath with advanced biogenetic augmentation, she has complete mental and physical control of her body, and can read other people's intentions before they can even think them. Ahni soon finds though, that there are deceptions behind deceptions, and in the middle of this, lies the fate of her brother. Earth is in the midst of a political struggle between the World Council, which governs humankind, and the Platforms, which orbit high above Earth. On the Platform New York Up, "upsider" life is different. They have their own culture, values, and ambitions - and now they want their independence from Earth. On upsider leader, Dane Nilson, is determined to accomplish this goal, but he has a secret, one that could condemn him to death. When Ahni stumbles upon Dane during her quest for vengeance, her fate becomes inextricably linked to his. Together, they must delve beyond the intrigue and manipulative schemes to get to the core of truth; a truth that will shape the future of the Platforms and shatter any preconceived notions of what defines the human race.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 33mm | 408.24g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765316048
  • 9780765316042

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"An intricate, treacherous, and ultimately subversive book, not only in whom you can trust, but in what is being subverted."--Michael Flynnshow more

About Mary Rosenblum

A Hugo Award finalist and winner of the Asimov's Readers Award, MARY ROSENBLUM lives in the Pacific Northwest.show more

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137 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (59)
3 31% (42)
2 9% (12)
1 2% (3)
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