The Digital Plague (Avery Cates Series #2)

The Digital Plague (Avery Cates Series #2)

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by Jeff Somers
     
 

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Avery Cates is a very rich man. He's probably the richest criminal in New York City. But right now, Avery Cates is pissed. Because everyone around him has just started to die - in a particularly gruesome way. With every moment bringing the human race closer to extinction, Cates finds himself in the role of both executioner and savior of the entire world.See more details below

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Avery Cates is a very rich man. He's probably the richest criminal in New York City. But right now, Avery Cates is pissed. Because everyone around him has just started to die - in a particularly gruesome way. With every moment bringing the human race closer to extinction, Cates finds himself in the role of both executioner and savior of the entire world.

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Publishers Weekly

This intense sequel to 2007's The Electric Churchis a strong techno-thriller, but it doesn't quite match its predecessor in originality. Avery Cates is a killer-for-hire who sold his services to the shadowy System of Federated Nations and destroyed the Electric Church's plans to turn people into cyborg Monks. Now mysterious assailants have infected Cates with a plague of nanobots that kills anyone he encounters and then reanimates the corpses. His condition draws the attention of the System authorities, who wonder why Cates himself has not fallen victim to the disease; they keep him alive in an effort to identify a cure. Amid sometimes flat scenes of gunfighting, betrayal and nanotech zombie uprisings, Cates's noirish narrative voice stands out as the book's real strength. Somers's compelling writing separates this from similar works and offers hope that future volumes will come closer to the quality of the original. (May)

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From the Publisher
"A strong techno-thriller.... Somers's compelling writing separates this from similar works." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316032452
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
05/12/2008
Series:
Avery Cates Series , #2
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
466,375
File size:
1 MB

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"A strong techno-thriller.... Somers's compelling writing separates this from similar works." —-Publishers Weekly

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