By Iain M. Banks
There's a global that hangs suspended among triumph and disaster, among the dismantling of the Wall and the autumn of the dual Towers, frozen within the shadow of suicide terrorism and international monetary cave in. this kind of international calls for a company hand and a guiding gentle. yet does it desire the worry: an omnipotent association with a malevolent presiding genius, pervasive impression and numberless invisible operatives in ownership of remarkable powers?
Among these operatives are Temudjin Oh, of mysterious Mongolian origins, an un-killable murderer who trips among the peaks of Nepal, a model of Victorian London and the darkish palaces of Venice below snow; Adrian Cubbish, a restlessly grasping urban dealer; and a anonymous, faceless state-sponsored torturer identified simply because the thinker, who strikes among time zones with sinister ease. Then there are those that query the worry: the bandit queen Mrs. Mulverhill, roaming the worlds recruiting rebels to her aspect; and sufferer 8262, below sedation and feigning insanity in a forgotten health center ward, in hiding from a grimy past.
There is an international that wishes aid; yet even if it wishes the fear is a distinct subject.