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Host

Peter James

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

Like Dr Frankenstein, brilliant scientist Joe Messenger will stop at nothing in his quest for immortality . . .

How far would you go to live forever? Brilliant scientist Joe Messenger believes that people can be made to live for ever. Knowing the human body can be frozen indefinitely, Joe devises a way of downloading the human brain into a supercomputer called ARCHIVE.

But Joe's wife, Karen, is worried by his preoccupation with ARCHIVE, which seems to be developing signs of a distinct and sinister personality of its own.

Then, just as Joe is on the brink of a scientific breakthrough, a series of macabre accidents befall him and his family - and Joe finds himself facing the terrifying consequences of his own obsessions.

'Easily James's best book to date; a thought-provoking menacer that's completely technological and genuinely frightening about the power of future communications.' Time Out

'Compulsive ... I cannot remember when I last read a novel I enjoyed so much.' Sunday Telegraph

Read more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels:
Possession
Dreamer
Sweet Heart
Twilight
Prophecy
Alchemist
Denial
The Truth

* Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*

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Praise for Host

  • Easily James's best book to date; a thought-provoking menacer that's completely technological and genuinely frightening about the power of future communications - Time Out

  • An awesome talent ... one of the few writers working in the genre today whose work is always a pleasure to read - Starburst

  • Irresistibly readable as well as utterly believable - Robert Goddard

  • Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton. Brilliant - Sunday Express

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Peter James

Peter James is an international bestselling thriller writer. He is a #1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and he is published in thirty-seven languages. His DS Roy Grace crime novels have sold 18 million copies worldwide. Prior to becoming a full-time author, he was responsible for twenty-five movies. In 1994 his novel Host was the world's first electronic novel, published on two floppy discs. He received the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2016.

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