We’re thrilled to share the cover for Thin Air from Richard K. Morgan, author of the award-winning science fiction novel Altered Carbon. An atmospheric tale of corruption and abduction set on Mars, Thin Air is available October 9th from Del Rey.
On a Mars where ruthless commercial interests violently collide with a homegrown independence movement, as Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power, Hakan Veil is an ex-corporate enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that’s made him a human killing machine. But he’s had enough of the turbulent red planet, and all he wants is a ticket back home—which is just what he’s offered by the Earth Oversight organization, in exchange for being the bodyguard for an EO investigator. It’s a beyond-easy gig for a heavy hitter like Veil … until it isn’t.
When Veil’s charge, Madison Madekwe, starts looking into the mysterious disappearance of lottery winner, she stirs up a hornets’ nest of intrigue and murder. And the deeper Veil is drawn into the dangerous game being played, the more long-buried secrets claw their way to the Martian surface. Now it’s the expert assassin on the wrong end of a lethal weapon—as Veil stands targeted by powerful enemies hellbent on taking him down, by any means necessary.
Check out the full cover and read an excerpt from the novel below!