The Mandel Files, Volume 1: Mindstar Rising & A Quantum Murder [NOOK Book]

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CONTAINS TWO COMPLETE NOVELS!

For the first time in a single volume, Peter F. Hamilton’s acclaimed novels—Mindstar Rising and A Quantum Murder—set in a near-future so real it seems ripped from tomorrow’s headlines
 
In Mindstar Rising, Greg Mandel, gifted—or cursed—with biotechnology that makes him a ...
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The Mandel Files, Volume 1: Mindstar Rising & A Quantum Murder

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Overview

CONTAINS TWO COMPLETE NOVELS!

For the first time in a single volume, Peter F. Hamilton’s acclaimed novels—Mindstar Rising and A Quantum Murder—set in a near-future so real it seems ripped from tomorrow’s headlines
 
In Mindstar Rising, Greg Mandel, gifted—or cursed—with biotechnology that makes him a living lie detector, is hired to investigate corporate espionage by Event Horizon, a powerful company about to introduce a technology that will solve the energy problems of a world decimated by global warming.

Set two years later, A Quantum Murder once again teams Mandel with Event Horizon and its beautiful young owner, Julia Evans, in a locked-room mystery that combines the ingenuity of an Agatha Christie novel with cutting-edge speculative brilliance.

Read together, these novels take on fresh depth and complexity, underscoring the magnitude of Peter F. Hamilton’s creative talent.

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This paperback reissue contains the first two volumes of the trilogy that brought Peter F. Hamilton to prominence. Set in a dystopian 21st century England, The Mandel Files features a genetically enhanced psychic detective attempting to unearth all the far-reaching tentacles of a treacherous cabal. One reviewer called this "an epic of ultra-technology, alien contact, and a love story that literally spans the stars. Brilliant."

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“Great fun . . . sort of a post-catastrophe techno-thriller.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune, on Mindstar Rising
 
“Reads like a collaboration between William Gibson and Ian Fleming.”—Publishers Weekly, on Mindstar Rising
 
“A taut, suspenseful story . . . full of surprises.”Poul Anderson, on A Quantum Murder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345528230
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 880
  • Sales rank: 108,698
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

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    These reprints of early 1990s futuristic investigative science fiction thrillers remain fun tales

    "Mindstar Rising". England like the rest of the world struggles to adjust and rebound from the insidious effect of global warming. In that environs Greg Mandel was once a member of the elitist Mindstar Battalion whose soldiers gained telepathic abilities through implanted glands. His enhanced intuition skill told Greg the time to leave the unit. Event Horizon CEO billionaire Phillip Evans hires Greg to investigate why a successful orbit operation is suddenly losing money. Phillip's granddaughter teenage heiress Julia Evans believes amoral financier Kendric di Girolamo and vicious former country leader Leopold Armstrong are behind the failure. ----------------

    "A Quantum Murder". Two years later Julia Evans assigns Greg Mandel to investigate the brutal murder of Dr. Edward Kitchener. The professor worked at Events Horizon researching quantum cosmology. Julia explains the crime scene was the somewhat paranoid former Cambridge professor's locked lab at Laudne Abbey. Greg learns that the Physics peers of the deceased envied his reputation as the twenty first century Newton, but who killed him and how remains is difficult to resolve.--------------

    These reprints of early 1990s futuristic investigative science fiction thrillers remain fun tales that seem timely with the trends in economics, politics, technology and global warming in circa 1990 extrapolated to 2030 or so as much of what Peter F. Hamilton predicted remains on the path he expected. The story lines are entertaining although the endings seem weak while readers will wonder why the last tale Nano Flower is not included (apparently it will be in a volume 2), these Mandel thrillers are enjoyable (now near) future whodunits in the Hamilton world.---------------

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    where is this order

    i have not received the books from this order

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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