A bishop is dead. As Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson picks through the rubble of the tiny church, he discovers that it was deliberately bombed. That it's a terrorist act is soon beyond doubt. It's been a long time since anyone saw anything like this. Terrorism is history.
After the Middle East wars and the rising sea levels - after Armageddon and the Flood - came the Great Revulsion. In this enlightened age there's no persecution, but the millions who still believe and worship are a marginal and mistrusted minority. Now someone is killing them.
Something very old has risen from the ashes. Old and very, very dangerous.
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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
Since graduating from Glasgow University in 1976, Ken MacLeod has worked as a computer analyst in Edinburgh. He now writes full time.