By Jason M. Hough
The Exodus Towers positive aspects the entire high-octane motion and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have by no means been higher.
The unexpected visual appeal of a moment house elevator in Brazil simply deepens the secret concerning the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger staff captain Skyler Luiken and wonderful scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have shaped a colony round the new Elevator’s base, using cellular towers to guard people from the developers’ plague. yet they're quickly below assault from a roving band of plague-immune squaddies. bring to a halt from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man conflict opposed to the hot possibility in addition to murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all whereas attempting to resolve the puzzle of the developers’ grasp plan . . . ahead of it’s too overdue for the final vestiges of humanity.
Praise for The Darwin Elevator
“A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York instances bestselling writer of Abaddon’s Gate
“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and noteworthy characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough knows that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator grants either depression and desire in addition to a huge dose of ask yourself. It’s a really good debut, and Hough can take my cash each time he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough screens a expertise for imaginitive plotting and life like discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will retain readers enthralled and eagerly anticipating the following installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does a very good activity with this large tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously advanced and gratifying. Skyler, Tania, and all of the different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive event, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”—Analog
“A debut novel in contrast to any other . . . this can be anything detailed. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is filled with majesty and beauty, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
“Fun, action-packed and interesting . . . a yes contender for technological know-how fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s delusion Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, excessive, and pleasant . . . I couldn’t placed this ebook down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you count on the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool
“Hough writes with impossible to resist strength and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, blending a resounding plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the global is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip ok. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus
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Blinded by way of the intense flashlight, the invader misjudged the gap on either swings. A gunshot the following could have the whole thing of them bearing down at the room, so Skyler flipped his gun round and smacked the butt into the man’s face. He heard the sound of bone breaking because the weapon hit. the fellow roared and fell again, clutching at his ruined nostril. Skyler darted ahead and lunged together with his weapon back, then a 3rd time, until eventually the yank fell silent. He had doubtless the complete camp heard the man’s anguished shout. Skyler grew to become and fled, preventing simply shy of the door. associated pairs of hand-held radios lay in a tray bolted to the wall. He grabbed a collection and knelt, putting his gun at the flooring so he may paintings with the sunshine it supplied. A strap of Velcro held the 2 units jointly. He ripped the cloth aside and set one equipment apart. arms dancing, he grew to become at the radio in his palms after which wrapped the Velcro strap round two times, pulling it tight in order that the transmit button remained down. He became and scanned the room. caused by way of a close-by shout outdoor, Skyler knew he needed to depart. He slid the changed radio around the flooring and it vanished underneath the desk the place the comm terminal sat. He might in simple terms wish it'll stay unfound. Skyler snatched the opposite radio and ran from the room. He overlooked a cry of caution from someplace at the back of him, taking a zigzag development round the truck he’d hidden lower than ahead of. A deafening record from an attack rifle made him duck and alter instructions back, as bullets thudded into the part of the truck. He didn’t trouble to show and glance. there have been too a lot of them. in its place Skyler stored working, directly again the best way he’d come, pumping his legs as tough as he may well. He crammed the radio into his pocket and flicked off the flashlight on his gun as he went. whilst he handed the tent the place he’d spoken to a colonist, the fellow was once rising from the flap, brandishing a folded umbrella. “Not yet,” Skyler acknowledged as he raced through. The colonist, an older guy, ducked again inside of as extra gunshots rang out. Skyler crouched and adjusted his attitude two times extra ahead of ultimately achieving the sloped financial institution. He leapt into the tributary at a slender aspect, hoisting his weapon above his head, touchdown in knee-high water with an immense splash. Out the opposite part, he grew to become and knelt. while the 1st invader’s head seemed above the sloped financial institution, Skyler fired, killing the individual immediately. He spun and ran up the a long way financial institution, diving excessive and rolling within the tall grass past as extra bullets traced paths in the course of the crops round him. In the other situation he may have fired wildly in go back, hoping to ship the enemies diving for protection. yet with the colony as a backdrop, the danger used to be too nice. as an alternative he flipped the holo-sight on and took target on the closest invader. Skyler squeezed the set off and despatched the individual sprawling, clutching their leg. The others took disguise as their moment comrade hit the floor. chuffed, Skyler started to move slowly during the meter-high grass. He went east, or so he was hoping, relocating to a bent-over run once he proposal it secure to take action.