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Book cover ofThe Execution Channel
  • Author: Ken MACLEOD
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Published: 2008
  • Description: Softback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: First
  • ISBN-13: 9781841493497
  • Ref: 12827
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A first UK mass market  paperback edition in good condition for its age.  Some age tanning to pages .  The covers are showing some signs of wear and there is a crease across the bottom left-hand corner of the rear cover.

SYNOPSIS:  “Fighting has spread across the Middle East and Central Asia.  Images of official executions circulate on the Internet like al Qaeda videos.  Stage agencies sponsor conspiracy theories as cover-ups.  As US troops stand astride the last of the oil, China and Russia aren’t the only countries considering their options: certain nations of Old Europe are quietly preparing for the worst.

James Travis is a middle manager in a software company.  He has a son in the army, a daughter in a peace protest camp outside a USAF base and a compromising relationship with a foreign intelligence service.  When his cover is blown hours before a nuclear explosion destroys the base, the Travis family finds itself in serious trouble.

Unable to tell friend from foe, Travis flees north through an England torn between the US and Europe.  As the spooks and disinformation specialists focus their efforts on his capture, Travis knows that all it will take is one mistake and his only memorial will be another grainy video on… The Execution Channel. ”