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If you loved The Passage, World War Z, The Martian or Interstellar: this is a must-read thriller for you.

Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her.

The people looking down see something far stranger...

That girl grows up to be Dr Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all human civilization on the continent.

An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts might be out there - could change life as we know it.

But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete?

Reviews

Surprising, compelling, I can't stop thinking about it

Chicago Review of Books

A stellar debut. A page-turner of the highest order

Kirkus Reviews

Fast-moving, absolutely gripping, fascinating

SciFiNow

Bursts at the seams with big ideas. A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages

Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781405921886

    April 18, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    384 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • EBook

    9781405921879

    April 21, 2016

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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