Chasing the Dragon (Quantum Gravity, Book 4)
by Justina Robson
Pyr Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781591027461
Date: 25 August 2009 List Price $15.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Lila Black returns in the fourth volume of high-octane, high-magic, high-tech adventures.
Returning to the life of a guns-blazing secret agent, Lila finds herself having inherited all of her former boss's old offices and whatever mysteries they contain, as the elf has done a runner some fifty years previously. Appointed head of the new android division, she can see all too clearly what lies in store for her if the growth of the alien technologies in her cyborg body continue unchecked.
But there are more immediate concerns. Like resurrecting her lover, Zal. And her husband, the demon Teazle, is embroiled in a fatal plot in Demonia, and her magic sword is making itself happy as a pen whose writing has the power to affect other worlds. The world is off its rocker and most everyone is terrified of faeries.
And all the while, she hears the voices of the machine material projections of an immaterial form, The Signal. The Signal talks constantly if only she knew what it meant.