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This is an auction for DARWIN'S BLADE by Dan Simmons.

"Call it a mini-trend: last year James Thayer wrote TERMINAL EVENT, a thriller about a former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator whose skepticism about an alleged accident got him more than he bargained for. Now Simmons has written a thriller about an ex-NTSB investigator, the colorfully named Darwin Minor, whose skepticism about a series of alleged accidents gets him more than he bargained for. This is an excellent novel. Dar Minor, whose life (like that of Thayer's protagonist) was forever changed when his wife was killed in an aircraft disaster, is an interesting and engaging character, a bit like Jeffrey Deaver's surly but likable Lincoln Rhymes. He makes his living working for an insurance company, reconstructing accidents to see if they might not be so accidental; when he looks into a series of suspicious auto crashes, he unwittingly puts his own life on the line. Simmons packs the novel with fascinating technical information about accident reconstruction (there are even a few mathematical formulas, if you're so inclined); don't be surprised if you come away from this book with what might appear to be an unhealthy interest in accidents. A strong, thoroughly intelligent novel - welcome relief from thrillers that offer nothing more than action scenes strung together."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2000.

368 pages.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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