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From Hannu Rajaniemi, one of the most exciting science fiction writers in the last decade, comes an awe-inspiring account of the afterlife and what happens when it spills over into the world of the living 

Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. 

In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. 

Yet Britain isn’t the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god. 

When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in. 

But how do you catch a man who’s already dead?

©2018 Hannu Rajaniemi (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Was just too boring for me.

I just didn't enjoy it. I would have rated it even lower but I do give it props for originality. Overall, it was a book I just grinder through.

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not particularly compelling

Probably put off mostly by the subject matter: Ecto-this and ecto-that don't do much for me. I'm also not into the spy genre much. The characters were good. The narration was fine. The story only so-so. I hope it's not the start of another trilogy. Interesting experiment, but please move onto something else Mr. Rajaniemi.