The final in the Eddon + Vail series, sequel to Taken
Eddon and Vail are
back at the Centre. But they're not together. Eddon has returned
to ordinary police-work, while Vail is up on High Sphere, explaining
about the Anti-Human to the elite members of the upper class.
Eddon's new place of work is in Urban Disposal Site Number One
-- or 'the Uds' for short. The Uds is the lowest sleaziest area
in the entire Metropolitan Zone, subject to dangerous
dumpings of garbage. Its inhabitants are eccentric drop-outs
-- people like Sioreth, Criven, Estelle,
Trexie, Amphister, Marassa Dolor
and the two Quespian sisters. The Udsers are notable for their
strange obsessions and addictions.
Eddon doesn't want to have anything more to do with Vail. He
has a new romantic interest in his
life: a woman with violet eyes and skin the colour of apricots.
But Vail isn't so easily excluded.
When the murders begin, Eddon takes
charge of the investigation. Still he doesn't want to call upon
Vail for parapsychic assistance. But as the murders become more
terrifying and more inexplicable, he finds himself desperate for
any kind of lead.
At the same time, he's also coming under increasing personal
pressure. Dark events from his own past life return to haunt him.
Meanwhile, Vail is running into family troubles of her own . .
Volume Three in the Eddon and Vail series, published
by Pan Macmillan, August 1999
Lassinda Lives through
A Different Kind of Game
Eddon and Lassinda
Vail Makes Contact
The Murder of Utrilla Vess