Mole Hunt

Paul Collins

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Mole Hunt is the first book in a science fiction series set in the future and in a universe far beyond earth, a place with floating cities where people can regenerate at will and mankind is out of control, killing and maiming at will. The protagonist - and anti-hero -- is teenager Maximus Black, who works for galactic law enforcement agency, RIM. He is a tightly-drawn, unlikeable psychopath trained to kill - and he does: he also commissions others to do his terrible bidding. Orphaned at the age of six when his parents are murdered, Black is so enraged by their deaths that he seeks to exact revenge: he plans to amass an enormous cache of Old Empire weapons as his way of controlling the galaxy. Black is extremely clever, able to cover his devious tracks as he progresses towards his goals.

There are two narrative points of view in the novel, that of Black and Anneke Longshadow, both of whom are orphans, pitted against one another. Black, a mole who has infiltrated the RIM operation, has no conscience, whereas Longshadow has. Early in the book she sets out to unearth the mole, her quest made more urgent when her adoptive father, her uncle Viktus is murdered. Conflict occurs when, in a world full of spies and secret agents, the Black and Longshadow again and again work out ways to dominate one another.

This fast-paced and bloody tale, tightly-plotted and exciting, is marketed as a young adult novel, but it is really cross-over, also ideal for adult reading.

Paul Collins has written many books, mostly for younger readers through to young adults. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles: The Maximus Black Files; The Jelindel Chronicles and The Quentaris Chronicles - co-edited with Michael Pryor - His trilogy published in America by TOR was The Earthborn Wars. His latest book is Harry Kruize, Born to Lose

Paul has edited many anthologies which include Trust Me!, Metaworlds, Rich & Rare and Australia's first fantasy anthology, Dream Weavers. He also edited The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian SF&F.

Paul has been short-listed for many awards and has won the Inaugural Peter McNamara and the A Bertram Chandler awards, both of which were for lifetime achievement in science fiction, and the Aurealis and William Atheling awards.

His last fantasy series was The Warlock's Child (six titles) in collaboration with Sean McMullen. His latest anthology is Rich & Rare, comprising almost 50 contributors including Shaun Tan, James Roy, Leigh Hobbs, Gabrielle Wang, Justin D'Ath, Scot Gardner and many others.

His book, Slaves of Quentaris, features in 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Die (UK, 2009).

Paul's adult books are the anthology The Government in Exile and Cyberskin. His adult horror novel, The Beckoning, Damnation Books (US) is available from Paul's online shop.

Other than his writing, Paul is the publisher at Ford Street Publishing, publishing everything from picture books through to young adult literature, and he manages Creative Net, a speakers' agency.


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Kopierschutz Ja i
Family Sharing Nein i
Text-to-Speech Nein i
Seitenzahl 352 (Printausgabe)
Altersempfehlung 13 - 18 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 06.09.2018
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781921665639
Verlag Ford Street Publishing
Dateigröße 582 KB


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