This Eden

This Eden

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 10/06/2021
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Synopsis

This Eden is a smart modern-day adventure reminiscent of both the cyber noir novels of William Gibson and the golden age of espionage fiction.

'An incredibly fast-paced literary thriller, tricksy & crammed with ideas, beautifully written, occupying its own unique territory somewhere between Graham Greene & William Gibson' Kevin Power

Ever felt like you were living in a dystopian tech thriller? That's because you are... Michael is out of his depth. The closest he ever came to working in tech was when he rode a delivery bike for a food app in Vancouver. Yet when his coder girlfriend dies, he is inexplicably headhunted by sinister tech mogul Campbell Fess, who transplants him to Silicon Valley. There, a reluctant female spy named Aoife lures him into the hands of Towse, an enigmatic war-gamer, who tricks them both into joining his quest to save the world, and reality itself, from the deadliest weapon ever invented.

Hunted by government agents and corporate goons, manipulated at every turn by the philosophising Towse, Aoife and Michael find themselves in an intercontinental chase which will take them from California to New York, from the forests of Uganda to Jerusalem, Gaza, Alexandria and Paris, and to a final showdown with the truth in Aoife's native Ireland.

Fast-moving, exhilarating and tense, This Eden is both a classic spy novel and speculative fiction for the here and the now. O'Loughlin adapts the propulsive thriller form to create a sharp yet passionate account of a world under mortal threat from cyber-warfare, feral money, runaway technology, and a cynical onslaught on truth itself.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529412857
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 620g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 40 mm

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This Eden
Not 100% for me
I was tempted to read "This Eden" by Ed O'Loughlin by the premise that it was a fast-paced, spy-thriller, in a cyber setting. I thought the first part whe... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
This Eden
Too convoluted for me
This book started well: Michael Altarian and his girlfriend Alice are living in Canada. Michael is and engineer, his parents, who lived under the radar, we... READ MORE
Heather Buggins
This Eden
ARC
Ever felt like you were living in a dystopian tech thriller? That's because you are... Michael is out of his depth. The closest he ever came to working in ... READ MORE
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This Eden
I don’t think I realised that this book would be set in the high tech world but found it interesting and a little unnerving – how true could this be. Alic... READ MORE
Monica Hanna
This Eden
This Eden
I was exhausted when I turned the final page of this book. It had been a veritable blast of a journey throughout. When I began, the day before, I really wa... READ MORE
Ashrae
This Eden
This Eden
I was exhausted when I turned the final page of this book. It had been a veritable blast of a journey throughout. When I began, the day before, I really wa... READ MORE
Ashrae