Science Fiction and Other Novels

The Octagonal Raven

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L.E. Modesitt, Jr., the bestselling author of the Saga of Recluce and The Spellsong Cycle series, now turns his attention to all-new characters for the science-fiction thriller OCTAGONAL RAVEN.

Set in the distant future, OCTAGONAL RAVEN is the story of Daryn Alwyn, a man born to privilege and given all the genetic advantages his father’s money could buy. But he wants no part of the lucrative Media Network, his father’s empire. Instead Daryn finds his own success, first in the military as a space pilot and later as a media consultant. Things are going well until he finds himself the target of a sophisticated murder attempt. It seems unlikely that anyone would want to kill him because of his work and his family would be more obvious targets for enemies of Media Network. But then Daryn’s sister is killed and as her heir he finds himself one of the richest and most powerful men in the world.

The San Diego Union-Tribune said of Modesitt’s science fiction novel, Adiamante (Tor, 1998) “The book has strong military action, slick social maneuvering and a good deal of psychological tension.” The same is true of OCTAGONAL RAVEN, a fast-paced tale of suspense.

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L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
A Tor Mass Market Paperback
0-812-57008-1 / $7.99
July 2002