Deus Ex: Icarus Effect (Paperback)

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In the near future, with physical augmentation gaining ground and nano-cybernetics only years away, the dawn of limitless human evolution is just beyond the horizon, and a secret corporate cabal of ruthless men intends to make sure that humankind stays under its control. But two people on opposite sides of the world are starting to ask questions that could get them killed.

Secret Service agent Anna Kelso has been suspended for investigating the shooting that claimed her partner’s life. Anna suspects that the head of a bio-augmentation firm was the real target, and against orders she’s turned up a few leads concerning a covert paramilitary force and a cadre of underground hackers. But the cover-up runs deep, and now there’s a target on her back. Meanwhile, Ben Saxon, former SAS officer turned mercenary, joins a shadowy special ops outfit. They say they’re a force for good, but Saxon quickly learns that the truth is not so clear-cut. So begins a dangerous quest to uncover a deadly secret that will take him from Moscow to London, D.C. to Geneva, and to the dark truth—if he lives that long.

The year is 2027; in a world consumed by chaos and conspiracy, two people are set on a collision course with the most powerful and dangerous organization in history—and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

About the Author

James Swallow has written several books, including Star Trek: Titan--Synthesis", Star Trek: Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers" and Seeds of Dissent" (from Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Infinity's Prism"); the Sundowners quartet of "steampunk" science fiction Westerns (Ghost Town, Underworld, Iron Dragon" and Showdown"); the bestselling novelization of The Butterfly Effect"; The Flight of the Eisenstein", Faith and Fire" and Jade Dragon"; the 2000 AD tie-ins Eclipse, Blood Relative" and Whiteout"; Stargate Atlantis: Halcyon"; and the Blood Angels duology Deus Encarmine" and Deus Sanguinius". In addition, Swallow's short fiction has appeared in Inferno!" and Stargate" magazine, the anthologies Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores", the Doctor Who Short Trips collections Dalek Empire" and Destination Prague", Something Changed", Collected Works, What Price Victory" and Silent Night". His nonfiction includes Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher" and books on writing, genre television, and animation; he has also written for Star Trek: Voyager, Doctor Who" and Space 1889", along with several scripts for audio and videogames.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345523594
ISBN-10: 0345523598
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2011
Pages: 341
Language: English