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MARKET FORCES

Morgan, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0575075120 / ISBN 13: 9780575075122
Verlag: Gollancz, London, 2004
Hardcover
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Signed by Morgan on the title page. Morgan's third book. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 36332

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Titel: MARKET FORCES

Verlag: Gollancz, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Signiert: Signed

Auflage: First edition, first printing

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In a bleak future world, the big players in global capitalism have moved on from commodities. The big money is in conflict investment. The corporations keep a careful watch on the wars of liberation and revolution. They gauge who the winners will be and sell them arms, intelligence and power.

Review:

Richard Morgan, the award-winning author of Altered Carbon and Broken Angels, strikes out into new territory with Market Forces, leaving behind the farflung battlegrounds of Takeshi Kovacs for the not-so-distant future of corporate Earth. Here, Morgan extrapolates a world where commodities trading reaches a brutal pitch and the outcomes of banana republic uprisings are the new market. Now, on the road to success, the brokers of the new economy compete for status and promotions via road rage on the freeways of new London.

Morgan's conflicted protagonist, Chris Faulkner, is a comer known for one spectacular kill that shot him to the top of mid-range global capital firm. He parlays his reputation and skills as a driver into a job in the emerging field of "Conflict Investment" at the world's hottest and hardest firm. Soon he finds himself running with the big dogs and rises to the top of a brutal realm, but his ascent is quickly threatened by vicious senior partners, gold-digging suitors, fame, fair-weather friends, and his own nagging conscience.

Market Forces is at once an anti-globalization treatise and anime fantasy meets The Road Warrior. Morgan employs the graphic-novel imagery of his two previous novels to create a disturbingly brutal picture of slash-and-burn capitalism run amok. There are times when Faulker's moral quandries seem hollow in the face of his actions but this isn't Crime and Punishment. Enjoy the ride and "come back with blood on your wheels or don't come back at all." --Jeremy Pugh

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