The Night Sessions
By Ken MacLeod
A stunning new SF thriller from the critically acclaimed author of The Execution Channel
A priest is dead. Picking through the rubble of the demolished Edinburgh tenement, Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson discovers that the explosion wasn't an accident. When a bishop is assassinated soon afterwards, it becomes clear that a targeted campaign of killings is underway.
No one has seen anything like this since the Faith Wars. In this enlightened age there's no religious persecution, but believers are a marginal and mistrusted minority. And now someone is killing them. But who? And - perhaps more importantly - why?
The more his team learns, the more the suspicion grows that they may have stumbled upon a conspiracy way outside their remit. Nobody believes them, but if Ferguson and his people fail, there will be many more killings - and disaster on a literally biblical scale . . .
Since graduating from Glasgow University in 1976, Ken MacLeod has worked as a computer analyst in Edinburgh. He now writes full time.
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02 Apr 2009
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MacLeod spins a yarn that moves at a fast pace, and which doesn't disappoint; exciting and intriguing, it keeps a consistent level of interest throughout its passage ... a satisfying read — SciFiNow
A twisting conspiracy tale shot through with MacLeod's gloriously mordant sense for the absurd — BBC Focus
Gripping and clever near-future thriller — Lisa Tuttle, The Times
A stunning indictment of fundamentalism of all kind s' Eric Brown, Guardian