Featuring Inspector Dreyfus – one of Alastair Reynolds most popular characters – this is a fast paced SF crime story, combining a futuristic setting with a gripping tale of technology, revolution and revenge.
One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and unless the cause can be found – and stopped – within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on . . .
Alastair Reynolds has returned to the world of The Prefect for this stand-alone SF mystery in which no one is safe. The technological implants which connect every citizen to each other have become murder weapons, and no one knows who or what the killer is – or who the next targets will be. But their reach is spreading, and time is not on the Prefects’ side.
Read by John Lee
(p) 2018 Hachette Audio
A vivid universe with beautiful settings and engaging, dynamic characters ...Fans of sf will definitely want to pick up this title, especially if they also enjoy mysteries or police procedurals.
An utterly involving thriller, with a mystery that unfolds under steely control.
Intriguing speculation about human identity and potential.
Reynolds combines depth in characterization and dazzling hard-science applications to keep the reader turning pages.
Possibly the best space opera I've read.
A revelation that satisfies the demands of SF and mystery.
If you're looking for a cracking sci-fi mystery, pick this one up.
SF AND F REVIEWS
Reynolds has not only rise to the challenge, but upped the ante.
Incredible story telling and all plaudits are greatly deserved.
A tremendously assured read, a fast-paced page-turner that delivers a well thought out story.
Cerebral but gripping, Elysium Fire is a must for Reynolds fans and a recommended read.