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Dead Water By Simon Ings

Dead Water by Simon Ings

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A thriller brimming with incident rendered in mesmerizing prose by of one of our sharpest, most original contemporary British writers.

Dead Water Summary

Dead Water by Simon Ings

25 May, 1928: Over the frozen seas of the Arctic, an airship falls out the sky. Among the survivors is a young scientist on the verge of a discovery that will redefine physics.

3 October 1996: Through the dusty industrial towns of India's Great Trunk Road, a disgraced and disfigured female detective starts tracking a criminal syndicate whose tentacles spread from forgery to smuggling to piracy. Her life has been ruined, but she will have her revenge.

26 December 2004: On the island of Bali a tsunami washes up a rusting container. Locked within this aluminium tomb, the mummified remains of a shipping magnate missing for 29 years and a hand-written journal of his last days.

13 December 2011: Off the coast of Sri Lanka, a tramp steamer is seized by pirates. The captain has his wife and son aboard, and their survival depends on following the pirates' every demand. But what can they possibly want with his worn-out ship and its cargo of junk?

We know what they want. We know the ship was carrying a Dead Water cargo. And we know Dead Water is the key to everything. We could spin a thousand stories from this toxic Cold War secret but there's only one of them that can really make a difference. And this is it.

Dead Water Reviews

Ings writes engagingly well, balancing pacy plotting with textured characters and opaque loyalties to tease the reader and making for a thoroughly enjoyable, intelligent yarn. * Independent on Sunday *
Dead Water displays a subtle and persistent power that confirms Ings as one of the very few British writers to be both contemporary and genuinely challenging. * Guardian *
modern science fiction in full pomp: it has a multitude of ideas, a wide-ranging narrative, an almost unbelievably ambitious casting of its net, taking one narrative chance after another. It is also a beautifully written novel, full of colour and inventive image. * Christopher Priest, author of The Prestige *
Beautifully written... There are scenes and unexpected twists that rival the most propulsive page-turner. * Time Out *
Highly enjoyable. * The Times *
the pace and sinuous plotting of Ings's cracking second novel are certainly compelling... juicy novel. * Financial Times *
highly ambitious, hugely entertaining novel... After reading this, you'll never drink water with quite the same insouciance again * Irish Times *

About Simon Ings

Simon Ings is a novelist (The Weight of Numbers, 2006) and science writer (The Eye, 2007). He lives in South London.

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Dead Water by Simon Ings
Used - Very Good
Atlantic Books
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