Deus Ex: Icarus Effect by James Swallow

By James Swallow

IT’S now not the tip OF the area. yet you will discover IT FROM HERE.
 
within the close to destiny, with actual augmentation gaining flooring and nano-cybernetics merely years away, the sunrise of unlimited human evolution is simply past the horizon, and a mystery company cabal of ruthless males intends to ensure that humankind remains less than its regulate. yet humans on contrary facets of the area are beginning to ask questions which can get them killed.

Secret carrier agent Anna Kelso has been suspended for investigating the capturing that claimed her partner’s lifestyles. Anna suspects that the top of a bio-augmentation company used to be the true aim, and opposed to orders she’s grew to become up a couple of leads referring to a covert paramilitary strength and a cadre of underground hackers. however the cover-up runs deep, and now there’s a aim on her again. in the meantime, Ben Saxon, former SAS officer grew to become mercenary, joins a shadowy targeted ops outfit. they are saying they’re a strength for sturdy, yet Saxon fast learns that in actual fact no longer so simple. So starts off a deadly quest to discover a perilous mystery that might take him from Moscow to London, D.C. to Geneva, and to the darkish truth—if he lives that long.

The yr is 2027; in a global fed on through chaos and conspiracy, everyone is set on a collision direction with the main robust and unsafe association in history—and the destiny of humanity hangs within the stability.

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For a second, it looked as if the rain that was pelting them was evaporating, like drops on hot metal, a few millimeters above Zanna’s head. Deeba stared, but dark drifts hid her friend. The motor was louder. A car was approaching. The girls were shrouded in gritty smoke. They spluttered in panic and tried to call to each other. They could see almost nothing. The noise of the motor grew, and glints of reflected streetlamp-light winked momentarily through the fumes. “Wait a minute,” Zanna shouted.

He was about their age, very thin and wiry, dressed in odd patched-up grubby clothes. His hair was messy, his face shrewd. He was raising an eyebrow. ” he said, putting his hands on his hips. “You ain’t scared of a trashpack, are you? Pests like them? ” He lobbed another stone. “If you’re that yellow, why you off walking in the Backwall Maze? You wouldn’t like it if they came swanning into your manor, would you? ” He nodded and half-grinned, gave them a little salute, then strode off away from the wall, brushing dirt from his already dirty clothes.

None of them had paid any attention when the door opened, until they’d realized that the woman who’d come in was standing quietly by their table. One by one they looked at her. She’d been wearing a bus driver’s uniform, the cap at a perky angle. She was grinning. “Sorry to butt in,” the woman said. ” She smiled at all of them but addressed Zanna. ” The girls stared in dumb astonishment for several seconds. ” and Deeba had started laughing. None of this fazed the woman. She said a nonsense word.

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