The Exodus Towers: The Dire Earth Cycle: Two
By Jason M. Hough
The Exodus Towers gains the entire high-octane motion and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have by no means been higher.
The unexpected visual appeal of a moment area elevator in Brazil purely deepens the secret concerning the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger team captain Skyler Luiken and extraordinary scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have shaped a colony round the new Elevator’s base, using cellular towers to guard people from the developers’ plague. yet they're quickly lower than assault from a roving band of plague-immune infantrymen. bring to an end from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man battle opposed to the recent probability in addition to murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all whereas attempting to resolve the puzzle of the developers’ grasp plan . . . ahead of it’s too past due for the final vestiges of humanity.
Praise for The Darwin Elevator
“A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York occasions bestselling writer of Abaddon’s Gate
“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and remarkable characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough is familiar with that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator grants either melancholy and wish in addition to a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a remarkable debut, and Hough can take my cash at any time when he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough monitors a expertise for inventive plotting and sensible discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will continue readers enthralled and eagerly expecting the subsequent installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does a very good activity with this large tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complicated and gratifying. Skyler, Tania, and the entire different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive event, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”—Analog
“A debut novel in contrast to any other . . . this is often anything precise. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is stuffed with majesty and beauty, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
“Fun, action-packed and exciting . . . a certain contender for technological know-how fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s delusion Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, excessive, and gratifying . . . I couldn’t placed this booklet down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you count on the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool
“Hough writes with impossible to resist power and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, blending a powerful plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the international is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip ok. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus
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Simply now not the best one. ” He and Tania either checked out Tim. “This Gabriel fellow sounds worse than Blackfield,” the younger guy stated. “So you’d relatively return? ” Tania requested. “I don’t know,” he admitted. “They either must be stopped. ” “Suppose we simply provide him what he wishes? ” Zane acknowledged, his voice no longer even more than a whisper. Tania glared at him. “Skyler, you suggest. Say his identify, Zane. ” Zane unfold his fingers. “One guy, for the protection of the colony. ” “None folks might also be right here if no longer for him. ” “Granted. Don’t get me flawed, i love the fellow. He’s inventive, clever. A fighter, and shrewdpermanent as someone. This Gabriel capability to mete out a few type of justice after which have Skyler sign up for his crew. If a person may perhaps get away, Skyler may well. ” “I can’t simply … hand him over. I won’t. What if that justice is whatever like wasting a limb? ” she requested. Zane’s mouth clapped close and he appeared away, considering her query. She couldn’t think that he could recommend in desire of going in addition to Gabriel’s calls for. but the actual fact that he used to be by some means sobered her. She’d come to belief Zane’s matter-of-fact opinion on issues, his skill to divorce emotion from evidence. As a scientist she’d prided herself on with the ability to just do that, too, all her lifestyles. “Tania,” Zane stated, an echo of his brother’s tone in his voice. “For all we all know, Skyler is within the unsuitable right here. probably it used to be a mistake, or an overreaction. We may possibly by no means recognize. yet what if he relatively did kill a few of these immunes with no reason? ” She began to protest yet Zane held up his hand. “Just … hear. despite how issues finally turn out, Gabriel said it appears that evidently that he'll punish blameless colonists if Skyler keeps to attack those immunes, right? ” Tania nodded. “Then realistically we don't have any choice,” Zane stated. “We need to not less than pass down there and check out to defuse this case. seek advice from Skyler, if we will. Come to a couple type of contract. possibly if we provide Gabriel surplus meals or offers he'll allow us to deal with Skyler’s punishment. Confine him to orbit, for instance, until eventually issues go back to common. ” “You don’t really think that. ” “I don’t understand what to believe,” Zane acknowledged quietly. “All i do know is, if we simply flip round and return to Darwin, we’ve given up this chap Skyler and everybody else down there. but when we cross, and speak, and cooperate if it is smart, we might discover a answer that merits every person. together with, dare I say it, an answer that comes with those immunes operating with us. definitely a wide workforce of them will be terribly worthy within the coming months. ” Tim, Tania discovered, were shaking his head the whole time Zane spoke. She checked out him, beckoned for him to talk. “This man is mental,” he stated back, as though that negated every thing Zane had acknowledged. It good may well, Tania inspiration. Zane sighed. “That man has been scrounging out a dwelling for the final 5 years during this hellish international with out wisdom of the air of mystery in Darwin, no concept that a urban choked with humans nonetheless survived. positioned your self in his footwear for a second. first and foremost he most likely concept he was once the final guy alive.