A virtuosic mashup of Philip K. Dick and Raymond Chandler by way of Marvel - the story of a detective investigating the murder of a Titan, one of society's most powerful, medically-enhanced elites.
'A highly entertaining, satisfying blend of classic detective noir and inventive speculative fiction' the Guardian
'Cross-genre brilliance from the superbly talented Nick Harkaway' William Gibson, New York Times best-selling author of Agency
Cal Sounder is a detective working for the police on certain very sensitive cases. So when he's called in to investigate a homicide at a local apartment, he is surprised at first to see that the victim appears to be a rather typical techie. But on closer inspection, he finds the victim is over seven feet tall. And even though he doesn't look a day over thirty, he is actually ninety years old. Clearly, he is a Titan - one of this dystopian, near-future society's genetically-altered elites.
There are only a few thousand Titans worldwide, all thanks to Stefan Tonfamecasca's discovery of the controversial T7 genetic therapy, which elevated his family to near godlike status. A dead Titan is big news . . . a murdered Titan is unimaginable. But Titans are Cal's specialty. In fact, his ex-girlfriend, Athena, is a Titan. And not just any Titan - she's Stefan's daughter, heir to the Tonfamecasca empire.
As Cal digs deeper into the murder investigation, he begins to unravel the complicated threads of what should have been a straightforward case, and it soon becomes clear he's on the trail of a crime whose roots run deep into the dark heart of the world. Titanium Noir is a tightly woven, intricate tale of murder, betrayal, and vengeance.
'I picked up Titanium Noir and then it returned the favor, sending me reeling with thrilling velocity through Nick Harkaway's latest world of dark wonders until it set me down at the last fine Harkaway sentence with all the lightness, strength, and brilliance of its hard bright titular element' Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winning author
'Titanium Noir blends the best of the science fiction and crime genres to create something vibrant and new. Captivating from start to finish' the Big Issue
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