The Machinery of Light

By David J. Williams

 
With The equipment of Light, David J. Williams completes his furiously paced, stunningly imagined trilogy—a paintings of imaginative and prescient, good looks, and pulse-pounding futuristic action.
 
September 26, 2110. 10:22 GMT. Following the assassination of the yank president, the generals who've seized strength start up global conflict 3, launching a shock assault opposed to the Eurasian Coalition’s forces through the Earth-Moon process. around the orbits, tens of millions of particle beams and lasers blast away at each other. The aim: weigh down the opposite side’s weaponry, paving the best way for nuclear bombardment of the cities. 

As inferno turns into Armageddon, the rogue commando unit Autumn Rain embarks on one final run. Matthew Sinclair, an imprisoned spymaster, plots his get away. And his former protégé Claire Haskell, able to hacking into either nets and minds, is figuring out that every one her powers may perhaps purely be enjoying into Sinclair’s plans. For while Claire evades the warriors of East and West amid carnage within the lunar tunnels, the surviving participants of the Rain converge upon the Moon, one step sooner than the Eurasian fleets yet one step in the back of the mastermind who created Autumn Rain—and his negative ultimate secret.
 

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Yet he’s unlikely to be by myself. “I’m coming with you,” says Haskell. “One final time,” he replies. It’s all he can desire for, particularly. He’s nonetheless out like a gentle, and her voice is the single touch he’s bought with whatever open air the island of his personal brain. yet that voice retains on wavering in readability, like a radio sign transferring throughout frequencies. The Operative thinks of Maschler tuning the dials, thinks of the creature referred to as keep an eye on messing with Haskell’s mind. “They’re killing all their birds with one stone,” he says. “A web page out of your playbook,” she replies. now not that the Operative should be expert of that. Uncovering something’s precise features capability you'll want to push that factor to its limits. Which possibly is strictly what Stephanie Montrose is doing without delay. Her servants are going to show the Manilishi inside of out whereas Haskell’s brain rides shotgun at the run on Szilard. “Along with this body,” says Haskell. Exactly,” says Maschler. He’s having a look down at her the best way a physician may glance on a very problematical sufferer. The furrows on his forehead are making his eyebrows do unusual issues. “You’re Carson’s price tag onto the Redeemer,” he provides. “Szilard’s new flagship. ” “A step down from the Montana. ” “Or a step up,” says Maschler. “The Redeemer’s one of many classification V colony ships. ” She mulls that over. “One of the absolutely loaded colony ships,” provides Riley. “Damn,” she says. “Szilard’s the fellow with the plan,” says Maschler. Riley snorts. “He can be Noah to his personal little ark if he needed to. ” “Except he’s not likely to,” she says. “He won’t desire to,” says Maschler. “Our most sensible estimate is that the mixed energy of lunar gunnery and the L2 fleet will take down these Eurasian megaships. ” Riley coughs. “After which we’ll simply need to see how a lot now we have left to house the remainder of the jap forces arising the gravity good at the back of them. ” “None of that is Szilard’s problem,” says Maschler. “Given that he’ll be useless by means of then,” says Riley. Haskell seems wondered. “So what’s the tale that Montrose has fed Szilard to get him to open up? ” “What do you suggest? ” “Carson exhibits up on a flight from Congreve wearing the Manilishi, in addition to a bit word from Montrose that she’s controlled to clone the main strong weapon ever outfitted and the following it truly is and pass knock your self out? ” Maschler laughs. “Not fairly. ” Lynx pulls the wires clear of his head in one stroke. “Let’s go,” he says, gesturing on the panel he’s slid from the wall. “That feels like a decent fit,” says Linehan. “Less so for me,” says Lynx, disappearing in the course of the gap. Linehan pulls his manner in after him—finds himself in a slim area that turns out to parallel the partitions of the room they’ve simply left. He follows Lynx, pushing via wires like they’re undergrowth in a jungle. “The aid structures round the sleepers,” says Lynx. “Try to not harm whatever. We’re attempting to hold a low profile. ” Linehan’s hoping that Lynx has acquired any alarms lined. The razor’s sufficiently small to sidle during the slim area. The mech’s a unique tale.

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