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The Mandel Files
by Peter F. Hamilton
Del Rey, $19.95, 880pp
Release Date: August 23, 2011

This volume is two complete novels, Mindstar Rising, and A Quantum Murder.

In Mindstar Rising, we meet Greg Mandel, gifted with Biotechnology that turns him into a human lie detector and hired by Event Horizon to deal with corporate espionage against them, as they are about to release technology that will solve the world’s energy problems.

Two years later, in A Quantum Murder, Greg is hired to deal with Event Horizon’s latest problems - a locked room mystery that would make Agatha Christie jealous if only she understood Hamilton 's speculative science.

Read together, these two novels both give us a pair of fantastic post-catastrophe techno-thrillers and a look at where we might be headed in his world of the future. You will have trouble setting the book down. ~~ Pam Allan

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