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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 organisation with a malevolent presiding genius, pervasive influence and numberless invisible operatives in possession of extraordinary powers?

On the Concern's books are Temudjin Oh, an un-killable assassin who journeys between the peaks of Nepal, a version of Victorian London and the dark palaces of Venice; and a nameless, faceless torturer known only as the Philosopher. And then there's the renegade Mrs Mulverhill, who recruits rebels to her side; and Patient 8262, hiding out from a dirty past in a forgotten hospital ward. As these vivid, strange and sensuous worlds circle and collide, the implications of turning traitor to the Concern become horribly apparent, and an unstable universe is set on a dizzying course.

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Transition
1st U.S. ed.
Iain M. Banks

Published 2009 by Orbit in New York .
Written in English.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6052.A485 T73 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
403 p. ;
Number of pages
403

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24522806M
Internet Archive
transition00bank
ISBN 13
9780316071987
LC Control Number
2009930242
OCLC/WorldCat
318879278

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