by Iain M. Banks
Cover Artist: Photo: Shutterstock; Design: Lauren Panepinto
Review by Benjamin Wald
Orbit Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780316071987
Date: 23 September 2009 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Product Description: There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse. Such a world requires a firm hand and a guiding light. But does it need the Concern: an all-powerful organization with a malevolent presiding genius, pervasive influence and numberless invisible operatives in possession of extraordinary powers?