The London Project [NOOK Book]

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Portal has transformed the lives of London's residents. The tech giant's centralised network is ubiquitous, its free services utilised by Londoners for everything from communications to entertainment, transport to health care. As a consequence Portal harvests the minutiae of its users' daily lives.

On the eve of the network’s expansion throughout the UK, Detective Sergeant Louisa Bennett investigates the death of a young girl. Her body covered in lacerations, the victim’s ...

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The London Project

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Overview

Portal has transformed the lives of London's residents. The tech giant's centralised network is ubiquitous, its free services utilised by Londoners for everything from communications to entertainment, transport to health care. As a consequence Portal harvests the minutiae of its users' daily lives.

On the eve of the network’s expansion throughout the UK, Detective Sergeant Louisa Bennett investigates the death of a young girl. Her body covered in lacerations, the victim’s autopsy reveals an unidentifiable cellular structure permeating her brain. The case is further complicated when no trace of the girl can be found on Portal. It’s as if she simply doesn’t exist.

Following an attack on Portal’s network, private data is leaked on all its users. In the ensuing chaos, three high-ranking members of a criminal syndicate are assassinated. It becomes clear to Louisa that the perpetrators have used Portal’s systems to coordinate the killings. When she uncovers a connection between her case and the Portal breach, Louisa becomes a target herself.

To save her own life Louisa must uncover the truth behind the girl’s death—a truth that leads her deep into the heart of The London Project.

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Thriller, Mystery, Science Fiction, Crime, British, Technothriller, Suspense, Sci-Fi, Near Future, Female Protagonist, Detective, Murder, Corporation, Drama, Technology, High-Tech, Nanotechnology, Adventure, England, Police, Suspense.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045930543
  • Publisher: Mark J Maxwell
  • Publication date: 5/8/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 187,641
  • File size: 683 KB

Meet the Author

Mark J Maxwell is a writer living in Dublin, Ireland.

The London Project is his first novel.

Mark would love to hear from you. He can be reached on twitter (@markjmaxwell) or at markjmaxwell.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    "London Project" is one the most unique novels I have

    "London Project" is one the most unique novels I have read.  It's part mystery/crime novel and part dystopian fiction.  The setting - a futuristic London where everyone is constantly connected to and monitored by a massive network - is out-there enough to be interesting, but believable enough to not read like a fantasy.  The main character (Louisa) is extremely likeable and dynamic.  Once I had finished about 3/4 of the book, I found myself unable to tear myself away because I HAD to find out what happened next!




    My one major gripe with this book is that I found the final chapter unnecessary; I think it would have been perfect if it ended with the chapter just before it.  That being said, that final chapter doesn't detract from the rest of the book.  I'll definitely be on the look out for new books from this author.

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    I really got into this book I like to read crime fiction. From t

    I really got into this book I like to read crime fiction. From the first chapter I knew I would be hooked on this book and I wasn’t wrong. I really enjoyed how the futuristic feel of the police force. It didn’t seem to unrealistic at all. I could feel Louisa frustrating when looking at information into how the victim appeared where she was,. I really like how the author has really thought about the technology and how advanced it could be in the future I don’t know whether I would like to live in that sort of world but it is an interesting idea on how the future may be with all the technological advances.

    ‘Okay, I tell you what,’ Louisa said. ‘I bet you a fiver you didn’t get in under
    the hedge. Care to prove me wrong?’
    I really like how down to earth Louisa is in this part of the story. She knows exactly what will get her answers and makes sure she gets them.

    ‘Louisa couldn’t imagine how she’d feel if Jess went missing and turned
    up dead. She’d never be able to rest until she found out what had happened to her daughter. ‘
    Being a mother i can really associate with Louisa, if anything happened to my daughter i wouldn't stop trying to find our until my last dying death i like how the author knew how a mother would be with the lose of a child.

    I really enjoy how caught up in all the technical advances there are in this story, I always love to read stories by authors who can make me loose myself into its pages to the point I don’t realise what is going on around me.

    I would rate this book 5 out of 5.
    I have already recommended this book to a friend. If you love a book you can loose yourself in then I highly suggest this book

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