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DEAD LINES

Bear, Greg

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ISBN 10: 0007183461 / ISBN 13: 9780007183463
Published by HarperCollins, 2004
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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First British trade paperback ed. Near fine condition, remainder mark on bottom page edges. Signed by the author on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 31084

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Title: DEAD LINES

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket

Signed: Signed By the Author

Edition: First Ed Thus.

Book Type: Book

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Ring, ring. You're dead. We were all there in that city that draws its paycheck from the manufacture of ghosts, itself made of ghosts: Los Angeles. We were there when one man started handing out free talk. And we are there now, sad little dolls made of dust! Peter Russell lost a daughter to a serial killer. His marriage was the next casualty. Now he gets by as Mr Fixit for a film millionaire with a young wife on a big Hollywood estate infamous for its association with a historical scandal. The millionaire invests in a new kind of phone, the Trans. The problem with the Trans is that not only can you talk to your fiends on it, you can also talk to the dead -- though that wasn't part of the design spec. The Trans accesses forbidden channels. It has disrupted the exit routines of the recently dead to wherever they should have gone. At first, Russell is only haunted by his dead daughter. Now there are phantoms everywhere. Many are ghosts of the living, people with nothing inside them, called wraiths. A cascade of transgression and murder is unleashed as sales of the Trans take off. Harried near to death himself by his murdered child, Russell must find out who killed her and find a way to put an end to it all, if it kills him.

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Greg Bear was born in 1951 and published his first short story sixteen years later. His first novel was published in 1979, and his most famous novels, Blood Music and Eon, emerged during the eighties and have now become established classics.

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