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Amortals by Matt Forbeck
Angry Robot Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780857660008
Date: 01 November 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Uncorrected Proof Copy: Matt Forbeck is a name new to me, but a little digging around merely shows this is down to my ignorance rather than Forbeck's lack of impact. If you're a fan of Black Library, you'll know Forbeck as the author of four novels in the Blood Bowl series and if you're a RPGer he'll be familar to you as the creator of Brave New World and the author of tonnes of gaming resources. He is clearly a creative force to be reckoned with and so hats off to Angry Robot for extending Forbeck's repertoire with the publication of Amortals, a high energy, fast moving near future thriller.

"It’s Lee Child vs. Altered Carbon in a high-tech blast of tough-as-nails future thrills. Matt Forbeck arrives as the new king of high-concept – with a blockbuster action movie in a book. In the near future, scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to backup and restore a persons memories into a vat-bred clone. When Secret Service agent Ronan “Methusaleh” Dooley is brutally murdered, he’s brought back from the dead yet again to hunt his killer, and in doing so uncovers a terrible conspiracy."

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