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New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez imagines a chilling future where technological advances are held hostage by the government in this thriller that perfectly blends "nail-biting suspense with accessible science" (Publishers Weekly).

Physicist Jon Grady and his team have discovered a device that can reflect gravity--a triumph that will revolutionize the field of physics and change the future. But instead of acclaim, Grady's lab is locked down by a covert organization known as the Bureau of Technology Control.

The bureau's mission: suppress the truth of sudden technological progress and prevent the social upheaval it would trigger. Because the future is already here. And it's rewards are only for a select few.

When Grady refuses to join the BTC, he's thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison housing other doomed rebel intellects. Now, as the only hope to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age, Grady and his fellow prisoners must try to expose the secrets of an unimaginable enemy--one that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 109 x 191 x 25mm | 329g
  • Dutton
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0451469445
  • 9780451469441
  • 272,146

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Praise for the Novels of Daniel Suarez

"So frightening, even the government has taken note."--Entertainment Weekly

"The Tom Clancy of cyber security...A hell of a fun read."--BusinessWeek

"An eyes-wide-open, eyebrows-raised, head-shaking warning."--Wired

"Ambitious....I came away from this novel with fear of computer capability."--New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook

"Fiendishly almost perfect guilty-pleasure novel."--The Dallas Morning News

"[Daniel Suarez] is the best author of tech fiction since Bruce Sterling and Neal Stephenson."--John Robb, futurist & author of Brave New War

"Greatest. Technothriller. Period."--William O'Brien, former director of cybersecurity and communications policy, the White House
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About Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom(TM), Kill Decision, and Influx. A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, his high-tech and sci-fi thrillers focus on the impact of technology-driven change. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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16,197 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 29% (4,721)
4 42% (6,859)
3 22% (3,600)
2 5% (773)
1 2% (244)
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