By Peter F. Hamilton
Julia Evans: billionairess, proprietor of occasion Horizon, for fifteen years undisputed strength at the back of the world's fiscal renaissance. And in trouble.
With her computer-genius husband lacking and rival businesses without warning claiming to have bought a know-how impossibly more advantageous to something in the world, Julia has no time to note an anonymously brought flower. yet this flower has genes thousands of years prior to terrestrial DNA.
Is it a cryptic alien message or a poignant farewell from her husband?Only Greg Mandel can detect its foundation, yet he isn't by myself in his determined seek. A vicious mercenary killer, a jade service provider, and a highly-priced courtesan all have an element to play.
It used to be by no means going to be effortless, yet as Greg and Julia become aware of, easily being first within the race ins't nerly more than enough as teh Nano Flower starts off to bloom....
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