The Mirrored Heavens
by David J. Williams
Cover Artist: Paul Youll
Review by Mel Jacob
Spectra Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553591569
Date: 27 January 2009
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[Editor's Note: On this books release as a mass market paperback, we're re-running Mel Jacob's review from our May 2008 issue.]
David Williams' action-packed debut novel Mirrored Heavens, the first of a planned Autumn Rain trilogy, uses mechs and razors to fight terrorists. Mechs are augmented human warriors often teamed with razors, computer network jockeys, to fight enemies of the state including the South American Jaguars, a new group called Autumn Rain, criminals, and even traitors within the government. The world teeters on the brink of war.
From official release/information:
In the 22nd century, the first wonder of a brave new world is the Phoenix Space Elevator, designed to give mankind greater access to the frontier beyond Earth. Cooperatively built by the United States and the Eurasian Coalition, the Elevator is also a grand symbol of superpower alliance following a second cold war. And it's just been destroyed.
With suspicions rampant, armies and espionage teams are mobilized across the globe and beyond. Enter Claire Haskell and Jason Marlowe, U.S. counterintelligence agents and former lovers—though their memories may only be constructs implanted by their spymaster. Now their agenda is to trust no one. For as the crisis mounts, the lives of all involved will converge in one explosive finale—and a startling aftermath that will rewrite everything they've ever known—about their mission, their world, and themselves.
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