The Ninth Metal
- ISBN: 9781328544186
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- Publisher: [S.l.] : HMH Books, 2021.
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|Summary, etc.:||-- New York Times -- The Ninth Metal âVictor LaValle, author of The Changeling IT BEGAN WITH A COMETâ¦ At first, people gazed in wonder at the radiant tear in the sky. A year later, the celestial marvel became a planetary crisis when Earth spun through the cometâs debris field and the sky rained fire. The town of Northfall, Minnesota will never be the same. Meteors cratered hardwood forests and annihilated homes, and among the wreckage a new metal was discovered. This âomnimetalâ has properties that make it world-changing as an energy sourceâ¦and a weapon. John Frontierâthe troubled scion of an iron-ore dynasty in Northfallâreturns for his sisterâs wedding to find his family embroiled in a cutthroat war to control mineral rights and mining operations. His father rightly suspects foreign leaders and competing corporations of sabotage, but the greatest threat to his legacy might be the US government. Physicist Victoria Lennon was recruited by the Department of Defense to research omnimetal, but she finds herself trapped in a laboratory of nightmares. And across town, a rookie cop is investigating a murder that puts her own life in the crosshairs. She will have to compromise her moral code to bring justice to this now lawless community. In this gut-punch of a novel, the first in his Comet Cycle, Ben Percy lays bare how a modern-day goldrush has turned the middle of nowhere into the center of everything, and how one familyâthe Frontiersâhopes to control it all.|
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