Mystery, fantasy and science fiction create a backdrop for this far-flung story with an uneasy conclusion. Jeff Vaughan, telepath in hiding, uncovers a bizarre shipment being smuggled from colony planet Verkerk's World: a young human girl, apparently an important cult figure, accompanying a mysterious shielded container. The colony is also the source of rhapsody, a potent drug, and when a friend overdoses under odd circumstances, Vaughan suspects a connection. He and cop Jimmy Chandra set off for Verkerk's World and soon uncover a plot around a rhapsody-fueled religion. As the body count rises, Vaughan starts to wonder whether he's battling a lethal alien force or blocking humanity from achieving transcendence. Brown (Kéthani) sketches a complex future world full of bitter idealists, strange aliens and fantastic landscapes where nothing is as it seems. (Oct.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Necropath (Bengal Station Series #1)by Eric Brown
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Bengal Station: an exotic spaceport that dominates the ocean between India and Burma. Jaded telepath, Jeff Vaughan, is employed by the spaceport authorities to monitor incoming craft for refugees from other worlds. When he discovers a sinister cult that worships an mysterious alien god, he's drawn into an deadly investigation. Not only must he attempt to solve the murders, but he has to save himself from the psychopath out to kill him.
Necropath is Eric Brown's triumphant return to hard SF.
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Eric Brown is the award-winning author of a huge number of SF novels, children's books, radio plays, articles and reviews, including Helix, Helix Wars, The Bengal Station Trilogy, The New York Trilogy, Kethani, Engineman, Guardians of the Phoenix, Kings of Eternity, The Serene Invasion, two Weird Space novels and The Fall of Tartarus. www.ericbrown.com
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I was drawn to reading this book because of the interesting looking cover art and its setting of an intergalactic ship station in the Bay of Bengal. Its list of characters included not-often-used Thais and Indians. Its a story of love, mind possession, and a somewhat atheistic slant on religious belief as delusion.