by Eric Brown
Solaris Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781844166497
Date: 06 October 2008 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The new Eric Brown novel, Necropath, is described by Solaris as the author's "triumphant return to hard SF". I'm delighted that Solaris are championing Brown's work for I've long felt he is a writer deserving of far greater attention.
"Bengal Station: an exotic spaceport that dominates the ocean between India and Burma. Jaded telepath, Jeff Vaughan, is employed by the spaceport authorities to monitor incoming craft from the stars. There, he discovers a sinister cult that worships a mysterious alien god. The Church of the Adoration of the Chosen One uses drugs to commune with the Ultimate, and will murder to silence those who oppose their beliefs. The story follows Vaughan as his mistrust of his fellow humans is overturned by his love for the Thai street-girl Sukura, while he attempts to solve the murders and save himself from the psychopath out to kill him."