The Happier Dead (Mass Market)

By Ivo Stourton

Solaris, 9781781081839, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014

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Description

In the very near future the rich are able to extend their lives indefinitely, but the price of eternal youth is one that they can get others to pay. A political thriller, crime novel and stunning SF story.

The Great Spa sits on the edge of London, a structure visible from space. The power of Britain on the world stage rests in its monopoly on "The Treatment", a medical procedure which can transform the richest and most powerful into a state of permanent physical youth. The Great Spa is the place where the newly young immortals go to revitalise their aged souls. In this most important and secure of facilities, a murder of one of the guests threatens to destabilise the new order, and DCI Oates of the Metrolpolitan police is called in to investigate. In a single day Oates must unravel the secrets behind the Treatment and the long ago disappearance of its creator, passing through a London riven with disorder and corruption, where adverts are transmitted directly into the imagination. As a night of widespread rioting takes hold of the city he moves towards a final climax which could lead to the destruction of the Great Spa, his own ruin, and the loss of everything he holds most dear.

A political thriller, crime novel and stunning SF story.


About the Author

Ivo Stourton was born in 1982 and received high honors (a double
first) in English at Cambridge. He is currently training to be a city
lawyer.


Praise For The Happier Dead

This is equal parts imaginative science fiction,exciting political thriller and engrossing crime novel.
— Kirkus