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Living Memory

(2022)
(The first book in the Living Memory series)
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“Walton has brought hard sci-fi roaring back to life.” WALL STREET JOURNAL

We always thought we were the first.

When paleontologists Samira and Kit uncover dinosaur skeletons in northern Thailand, they find the remains of an ancient genetic technology that nations will kill to control. Catapulted into a web of murder and intrigue involving the Chinese Ministry of State Security, a powerful Asian crime syndicate, the CIA, and a beautiful Thai princess, Samira and Kit don’t know who they can trust. Torn apart by competing factions and stranded on opposite sides of the world, they race to discover the truth before the world goes to war. Can they bring the past to life before it kills them all?

Living Memory is the first book of a globe-spanning thriller trilogy by the author of The Genius Plague.

“Living Memory is first-rate hard science fiction. Michael Crichton would approve and so do I. Highly recommended!” —The Internet Review of Books

“David Walton is one of our very best writers of science-fiction thrillers." —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night

“The literary heir of Michael Crichton. LIVING MEMORY packs an exciting thriller with intriguing science." —Craig DiLouie, author of THE CHILDREN OF RED PEAK

“Walton brings rich detail to the concept of scientifically adept dinosaurs who recorded their memories for posterity on the eve of their extinction and keeps the modern timeline just as gripping with tense geopolitics, smugglers, and resurrected mammoths and dodos. Readers will be hooked.” —Publishers Weekly

"This is the way sci-fi ought to be." —The Wall Street Journal




Genre: Science Fiction

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