The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Orbit, 2008, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: A priest is dead. As Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson picks through the rubble of the demolished Edinburgh tenement, he discovers that the explosion wasnt an accident. The priests flat was bombed. When a bishop is assassinated soon afterwards, it becomes clear that a targeted campaign of killings is underway. Its been a long time since anyone saw anything like this. The word the police dont want people to say is terrorism. That war has been won. Terrorism is history
After the Faith Wars and the rising sea levels after Armageddon and the Flood came the Great Rejection. The First Enlightenment separated church from state. The Second Enlightenment has separated religion from politics. In this more tolerant age theres no persecution, but the millions who still believe and worship are a marginal and mistrusted minority. And now someone is killing them. But who?
At first, suspicion falls on atheists more militant than the secular authorities, but when the target list expands to include the godless, it becomes evident that Ferguson and his team need to cast their net wider. But with each question they answer the suspicion dawns that they may have stumbled onto a conspiracy to bring about disaster on a biblical scale. The solution lies in the brave new world of the future, but its origin is couched in the rigid doctrines of the past.
It seems that something very old has risen from the ashes of the Faith Wars. Something very old and very, very dangerous
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 324 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?