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Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery

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How far would you go to get justice for the one you love?

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The trick is to marry for love—a task easier said than done!

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They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid.

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True love deserves a second chance . . . .

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Shocking evidence hits close to home...


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Also by Neal Stephenson:

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., June 2017
Seveneves, May 2015
The Mongoliad, March 2013
The Mongoliad: Book Two, October 2012
The Mongoliad, April 2012
Reamde, September 2011
Anathem, October 2009
Odalisque, March 2006
Mass Market Paperback
Quicksilver, February 2006
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
King Of The Vagabonds, February 2006
Mass Market Paperback
Interface, June 2005
The Confusion, June 2005
Paperback (reprint)
The Cobweb, June 2005
Cryptonomicon, November 2002
Mass Market Paperback
Snow Crash, May 2000

Also by Nicole Galland:

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., June 2017
Stepdog, August 2015
I, Iago, May 2012

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

William Morrow
June 2017
On Sale: June 13, 2017
752 pages
ISBN: 0062409166
EAN: 9780062409164
Kindle: B01M0HPHR6
Paperback / e-Book
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Thriller Arcane | Suspense Arcane | Science Fiction

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near- future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.

Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why.

And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. — gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous— nature of the human heart.

Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places—and times—beyond imagining.


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