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By Jason M. Hough

The Exodus Towers good points all of the high-octane motion and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have by no means been higher.
 
The surprising visual appeal of a moment area elevator in Brazil basically deepens the secret concerning the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger workforce captain Skyler Luiken and excellent scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have shaped a colony round the new Elevator’s base, using cellular towers to guard people from the developers’ plague. yet they're quickly less than assault from a roving band of plague-immune infantrymen. bring to a halt from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man warfare opposed to the hot chance in addition to murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all whereas attempting to resolve the puzzle of the developers’ grasp plan . . . earlier than it’s too past due for the final vestiges of humanity.

Praise for The Darwin Elevator
 
“A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York occasions bestselling writer of Abaddon’s Gate

“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and noteworthy characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”Library Journal (starred review)
 
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough is familiar with that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator grants either depression and wish besides a huge dose of ask yourself. It’s a impressive debut, and Hough can take my cash each time he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
 
“Newcomer Hough monitors a expertise for resourceful plotting and reasonable discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will hold readers enthralled and eagerly waiting for the following installment.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Jason M. Hough does a superb task with this large tale. the area of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously advanced and enjoyable. Skyler, Tania, and the entire different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive experience, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”Analog
 
A debut novel not like any other . . . this is often anything specific. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is filled with majesty and beauty, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”SF Signal
 
“Fun, action-packed and pleasing . . . a certain contender for technological know-how fiction debut of the year!”Pat’s delusion Hotlist
 
“Claustrophobic, excessive, and enjoyable . . . I couldn’t placed this publication down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you count on the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool
 
“Hough writes with impossible to resist power and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, blending a powerful plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the global is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip ok. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus

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He resisted the urge to invite her the place she’d gotten it, or while she’d realized to fireplace it. The temper of the gang replaced, glints of desire or difficulty, probably either, as he strode up along with his 3 armed-and-outfitted immune associates in tow. a wide water pail sat within the dust close to the crowd. Skyler flipped it over with one foot, then stood on best of it. “You’ve all heard by way of now, I’m sure,” he stated. “We’ve noticeable scant few subhumans considering arriving, and now we may well recognize why. i discovered anything within the woodland, earlier the reservoir. A crashed Builder send, we predict. And it sort of feels to have drawn the creatures to it. It’s tempting to simply allow them to be, yet with a significant portion of our lacking towers now there, we have to cross discover what we’re facing. If attainable, we’ll deliver these towers again. ” Grim faces stared at him. Grim, drained, and but amazingly decided. “The camp’s luck will depend on it,” Tania further. Skyler went on. “Form teams. people with matches in a single, the remainder with the tower. those individuals with me are immunes, former captives of Gabriel. a few of you might have met them during the last few days. They’ll be with me, scouting forward, roving among teams as wanted. ” a few within the workforce provided waves and nods to the beginners. “Bring a bit meals, yet don’t pass overboard. We’ll need to come again by means of night because the fits are air-limited. ” He gave all of them an extended, planned glance. “Remember, subhumans or no longer, the rainforest has lots of hazards. Snakes, jaguars, and so forth. continue alert, and maintain quiet while attainable. We’ll depart in 5 mins. ” the various volunteers darted off towards their tents, most likely to fetch extra provides. the remaining shuffled into teams, one designating participants to deal with the stream of the air of mystery tower. precisely 5 mins later, Skyler became and commenced their march. the remainder of Camp Exodus got here out to monitor, forming traces alongside each side in their course. a few provided phrases of encouragement, yet so much have been silent. they only stared, their expressions a mix of gravity and wish. Belém, Brazil 7. might. 2283 on the fringe of the unnatural cloud, Vanessa nudged Skyler and pointed off to their correct. Half-obscured by way of the dense haze, amid a ghostly woodland cover, an air of secrecy tower loomed. He observed the strains of pink gentle first, washing around the grooves on its floor as though a flame burned in the large black item. The tower had come to relaxation correct on the aspect the place the cloud grew to become unnaturally thick. Skyler referred to as a halt. He glanced left, but when one other of the pink towers sat in that path, he couldn't see it in the course of the haze or the dense woodland. by means of now the unusual droning hum of subhumans had develop into a relentless history noise. The creatures, in spite of the fact that, remained obscured in the mist. Skyler reminded himself that the majority of the participants in their celebration had by no means obvious one of many creatures up shut, less fought one. The visibility in the cloud could in simple terms make issues worse. He known as the leaders of the 2 advert hoc “squads” right into a tight circle, urging the remainder of the colonists to opened up a section and remain alert.

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