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It Takes Death to Reach a Star

Stu Jones Gareth Worthington



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03 March 2020
WE ALL HAVE DEMONS. SOME DEMONS HAVE YOU. The world you know is dead. We did this to ourselves. The epidemic struck at the end of the Third World War. Fighting over oil, power, and religion, governments ignored the rise of an antibacterial-resistant plague. In just five years, the Earth was annihilated. Only one city survived-Etyom-a frozen hellhole in northern Siberia, engulfed in endless conflict. The year is 2251. Two groups emerged from the ashes of the old world. Within the walled city of Lower Etyom dwell the Robusts-descendants of the poor who were immune to the New Black Death. Above them, in a metropolis of pristine platforms called lillipads, live the Graciles-the progeny of the superrich, bio-engineered to resist the plague. Mila Solokoff is a Robust who trades information in a world where knowing too much can get you killed. Caught in a deal gone bad, she's forced to take a high-risk job for a clandestine organization hell-bent on revolution. Demitri Stasevich is a Gracile with a dark secret-a sickness that, if discovered, will get him Ax'd. His only relief is an illegal narcotic produced by the Robusts, and his only means of obtaining it is a journey to the arctic hell far below New Etyom. Thrust together in the midst of a sinister plot that threatens all life above and below the cloud line, Mila and Demitri must master their demons and make a choice-one that will either salvage what's left of the human race or doom it to extinction ... Awards Bronze Winner - 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards - Science Fiction Gold (1st Place) Winner - 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards - Science Fiction/Fantasy Finalist - 2018 Dragon Awards - Science Fiction Winner - 2018 New York Book Festival - Science Fiction
By:   Stu Jones, Gareth Worthington
Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 6mm,  Spine: 152mm
Weight:   610g
ISBN:   9781645480129
ISBN 10:   1645480127
Series:   It Takes Death to Reach a Star Duology
Pages:   324
Publication Date:   03 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stu Jones is a veteran law enforcement officer. Over the course of his career, he has worked as an investigator, an instructor teaching SWAT close quarters and defensive tactics, and as a member and team leader of a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team. He is also trained and qualified as a law enforcement SWAT sniper, as well as in hostage rescue and high-risk entry tactics. Gareth Worthington BSc PhD is a trained marine biologist and holds a doctorate in comparative endocrinology. Gareth works in the pharmaceutical industry helping to educate the world's doctors on new cancer therapies.

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