Agent Cormac

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 326 ratings

Gridlinked Publisher's Summary

In outer space you can never feel sure that your adversary is altogether human.

The runcible buffers on Samarkand have been mysteriously sabotaged, killing many thousands and destroying a terraforming project. Agent Cormac must reach it by ship to begin an investigation. But Cormac has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Pelter, who is prepared to follow him across the galaxy with a terrifying android in tow.

Despite the sub-zero temperature of Samarkand, Cormac discovers signs of life: they are two 'dracomen', alien beasts contrived by an extra-galactic entity calling itself 'Dragon', which is a huge creature consisting of four conjoined spheres of flesh each a kilometre in diameter. Caught between the byzantine wiles of the Dragon and the lethal fury of Pelter, Cormac needs to skip very nimbly indeed to rescue the Samarkand project and protect his own life.

Gridlinked is the first sci-fi thriller in Neal Asher's compelling Agent Cormac series.

©2009 Neal Asher (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Gridlinked

    • Agent Cormac, Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    In outer space you can never feel sure that your adversary is altogether human. The runcible buffers on Samarkand have been mysteriously sabotaged, killing many thousands and destroying a terraforming project. Agent Cormac must reach it by ship to begin an investigation. But Cormac has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Pelter, who is prepared to follow him across the galaxy with a terrifying android in tow.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slower early work, horrible narrator, good grit

    • By Arjen on 01-26-18
    • Agent Cormac, Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 2

    • The Line of Polity

    • Agent Cormac, Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Outlink station Miranda has been destroyed by a nanomycelium, and the very nature of this sabotage suggests that the alien bioconstruct Dragon - a creature as untrustworthy as it is gigantic - is somehow involved. Sent out on a titanic Polity dreadnought, the Occam Razor, agent Cormac must investigate the disaster.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Line of Polity

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Outlink station Miranda has been destroyed by a nanomycelium, and the very nature of this sabotage suggests that the alien bioconstruct Dragon - a creature as untrustworthy as it is gigantic - is somehow involved. Sent out on a titanic Polity dreadnought, the Occam Razor, agent Cormac must investigate the disaster. Meanwhile, on the remote planet Masada, the long-term rebellion can never rise aboveground, as the slave population is subjugated by orbital laser arrays controlled by the Theocracy in their cylinder worlds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's so good

    • By Christopher on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • Brass Man

    • Agent Cormac, Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    On the primitive world Cull, a knight errant called Anderson hunts a dragon, not knowing that elsewhere is a resurrected brass killing machine, Mr Crane, assisting in a similar hunt. Learning that this old enemy still lives, agent Cormac pursues while scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about an ancient alien technology. Each day is a survival struggle for the people of Cull. Ferocious insectile monsters roam their planet as they try to escape to their forefathers' starship, still orbiting far above them.

    • Agent Cormac, Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $26.64

  • Book 4

    • Polity Agent

    • Agent Cormac, Book 4
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    From 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity. Those coming through it have been tasked with taking the alien 'Maker' back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down - because something alien is pursuing them. From those who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by a pernicious virus known as the Jain technology.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Polity Agent

    • Agent Cormac, Book 4
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    From 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien ‘Maker’ back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down – because something alien is pursuing them. The gate is then dumped into a nearby sun. From those refugees who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by pernicious virus known as the Jain technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story.

    • By Ryan Sipes on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 5

    • Line War

    • Agent Cormac, Book 5
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Polity is under attack from a 'melded' AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus' wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess...and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters.

    • Agent Cormac, Book 5
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Line War

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The Polity is under attack from a "melded" AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus' wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess... and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Well told story but...

    • By DEAN on 02-05-19

    Regular price: $29.95