|About the Book|
Four centuries in the future, the world is rich - nanomachines watch the health of the wealthy and manufacture food and gadgets for everybody - but no uptopia, as we see in the lives of five very different people: a singing teacher, a news researcher, a police investigator, a politician and a ruthless businessman. Alternating the voices and experiences of these five characters in a tour de force of imaginative creation, Modesitt overlaps, combines and builds their disparate stories into a brilliant ale of future crime and investigation, esthetic challenge and personal triumph. When theres nothing left to need or want, will beauty live on in peoples lives or disappear forever? L.E. Modesitt, Jr., asks difficult questions, sets himself unlikely challenges and once again delivers an absorbing tale that enlightens, entertains and uplifts all at once.