House of Dust

House of Dust It s April Youth gangs roam the streets of independent Edinburgh forcing the ruling Council of City Guardians to seek advice Experts from the utopian university state of New Oxford recommend a m

  • Title: House of Dust
  • Author: Paul Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780340766132
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s April 2028 Youth gangs roam the streets of independent Edinburgh, forcing the ruling Council of City Guardians to seek advice Experts from the utopian university state of New Oxford recommend a maximum security prison alongside the central tourist zone, but at the prison opening ceremony an Edinburgh guardian is shot Quint gathers evidence linking New Oxford to theIt s April 2028 Youth gangs roam the streets of independent Edinburgh, forcing the ruling Council of City Guardians to seek advice Experts from the utopian university state of New Oxford recommend a maximum security prison alongside the central tourist zone, but at the prison opening ceremony an Edinburgh guardian is shot Quint gathers evidence linking New Oxford to the assassination Sent there to close the case, he finds a ruthless administration beneath the glossy hi tech veneer, and a conspiracy which leads from New Oxford s mysterious heart to his home city.

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    1. This book is one in a series set in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 2020's after the world economy has collapsed into scattered city-states due to wars and drugs. Edinburgh is tightly run by the Guardians with the support of auxiliaries, who are referred to by their numbers rather than their names. The Guardians proclaim the city crime-free, but then hire Quint (Quintilian) Dalrymple to solve the crimes that occur. Quint is supported by a great group of friends and acquaintances who are interesting a [...]

    2. An entertaining futuristic who dumnnit set in Edinburgh and Oxford in 2028. Trying to be a bit Orwellesque (if there is such a word) though lacking in subtlety but it kept me reading

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