The Domino Pattern

The Domino Pattern

Book - 2009
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Frank Compton used to be an agent for the security forces of Earth, but that was a piece of cake compared to what he's had to deal with working for the aliens who run the Quadrail, an interstellar transportation system connecting a dozen civilizations across the galaxy.

nbsp;He's been trying to end the domination of an alien lifeform called the Modhri. This enormously powerful creature wants to rule the galaxy by controlling the thoughts of all its citizens. It does so by having parts of itself "infect" others on contact, and act as agents for it without them being aware they're being manipulated. When Frank and his assistant Bayta journey to investigate a connection between the Modhri and the Filiaelians, they come up against a conspiracy on the Quadrail.

Passengers are being murdered...but something besides murder haunts the Quadrail. A plot is brewing that even the Modhri fears. And once again, Frank and Bayta may be the only ones who can stop it.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765322128
Branch Call Number: ScF Zahn
Characteristics: 382p

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Sabre3
Mar 04, 2016

It's a bit like Poirot stepped onto an Transgalactic express, if he had Mike Hammer as his alter ego. The lovely, and deadly Bayta is a great sidekick. I quite enjoyed the story. The Spiders and the Modhri add a lot of colour and complexity.

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rene1951
Nov 13, 2012

Most of it consists of a classical murder mystery (think Orient Express at 2 light-years a minute)

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