By Greg Bear
Together with his acclaimed novels Darwin’s Children and Vitals, award-winning writer Greg endure became exciting hypothesis approximately human evolution and immortality into stories of unrelenting suspense. Now he ventures into decidedly extra scary territory in a haunting mystery that blends sleek know-how and out of date terror, because it charts one man’s inexorable descent right into a global of mounting supernatural dread.
For the final years, Peter Russell has mourned the demise of 1 of his dual daughters—who used to be simply ten whilst she used to be murdered. contemporary information of his top friend’s deadly center assault has now come as one other devastating blow. Divorced, despondent, and going nowhere in his profession, Peter fears his lifestyles is circling the drain. Then Trans comes alongside. The brainchild of an upstart telecom corporation, Trans is (as its identify indicates) a transcendent wonder: a graceful, hand-held interpersonal verbal exchange gadget able to perfect operation at any place on this planet, at any time. “A mobile phone, yet not”—transmitting with crystal readability throughout a newly found, never-utilized bandwidth . . . and poised to spark a new-technology revolution. whilst its creators supply Peter a place on their group, it may be a golden chance for him. If basically he wasn’t likely going mad.
Everywhere Peter turns, inexplicable apparitions are strolling prior to him or attaining out in torment. After a chilling come across together with his personal misplaced baby he starts off to know the terrifying fact: Trans is a Pandora’s field that has tapped right into a frequency now not of this international . . . yet of the subsequent. And now, through this open channel to oblivion, the lifeless have received entry to the residing. For Peter, and for humankind, a protracted, shadowy evening of the soul has descended, bringing with it the stuff of a scary nightmare from which they might by no means awaken.
By turns spine-tingling, provocative, and heart-wrenching, Dead traces marks an incredible turning element within the continuously astounding storytelling profession of Greg endure. along its hero, Dead Lines friends into the darkest position we will be able to think and wonders—fearfully—what could be peering back.
From the Hardcover edition.