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The Night Sessions: A Novel

Ken Macleod

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Fiction, Thriller / suspense, Political / legal thriller, Science fiction

A stunning new SF thriller from the critically acclaimed author of The Execution Channel

A priest is dead. As Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson picks through the rubble of the demolished Edinburgh tenement, he discovers that the explosion wasn t an accident. When a bishop is assassinated soon afterwards, it becomes clear that a targeted campaign of killings is underway. No one has seen anything like this since the Faith Wars. In this enlightened age there's no persecution, but believers are a marginal and mistrusted minority. And now someone is killing them. But who?
At first, suspicion falls on atheists more militant than the secular authorities, but when the target list expands to include the godless, it becomes evident that Ferguson and his team need to cast their net wider. Although the solution lies in the brave new world of the future, its origin is couched in the rigid doctrines of the past. But with each question Ferguson answers the suspicion dawns that he may have stumbled upon a conspiracy to bring about disaster on, literally, a biblical scale...

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Praise for The Night Sessions: A Novel

  • MacLeod spins a yarn that moves at a fast pace, and which doesn't disappoint; exciting and intriguing, it keeps a consistent level of interest throughout its passage ... a satisfying read - SciFiNow

  • A twisting conspiracy tale shot through with MacLeod's gloriously mordant sense for the absurd - BBC Focus

  • Gripping and clever near-future thriller - Lisa Tuttle, The Times

  • A stunning indictment of fundamentalism of all kind s' Eric Brown, Guardian

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Ken Macleod

Ken Macleod is one of the leading lights of the new generation of British SF writers. Nominated for numerous awards he is publihsed around the world to unaminous critical acclaim.

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