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The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
Review by Ernest Lilley
Ace Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015917
Date: 03 June 2008 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Tom Dreyfus is a high ranking cop in the utopian future that Reynolds's Revelation Space is set in, a collection of city-states in orbital habitats, where the most carefully guarded commodity is freedom - freedom to choose whatever society your habitat prefers - and the most egregious crime is to tamper with the democratic process. OK, killing 900 people to steal a starship drive is a pretty bad crime too, and Tom's got both infractions to refract before someone manages to take down the entire glitter band society. Reynolds rips through the future with as sharp a blade as ever.

From official release/information:

Book Description: A full-length novel set in the Revelation Space universe that's "sublime entertainment" and "gripping in the extreme."

Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds.

His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that leaves nine hundred people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus. But then his investigation uncovers something even more potentially dangerous--a covert plot by an enigmatic entity seeking nothing less than total control of the Glitter BandÂ….

(Source: Ace)

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