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By Jason M. Hough

The Exodus Towers gains the entire 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 in basic terms deepens the secret in regards to the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger team captain Skyler Luiken and great 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 lower than assault from a roving band of plague-immune infantrymen. bring to a halt from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man battle opposed to the recent chance in addition to murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all whereas attempting to remedy the puzzle of the developers’ grasp plan . . . ahead of it’s too overdue 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 remarkable characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and clinical 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 knows that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator supplies either depression and desire besides a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a fabulous debut, and Hough can take my cash every time he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough screens a expertise for ingenious plotting and life like discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will preserve readers enthralled and eagerly watching for the subsequent installment.”Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does an exceptional task with this massive tale. the area of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complicated and gratifying. Skyler, Tania, and all of the different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive event, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”Analog
A debut novel in contrast to any other . . . this can be whatever distinct. anything 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 technology fiction debut of the year!”Pat’s myth Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, extreme, and gratifying . . . I couldn’t placed this booklet 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 resounding plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the international is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip okay. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus

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Not like the opposite 5 motorcycles within the lengthy storage, this one had knobby tires and abundant floor clearance. The others have been all low-slung, equipped for racing like the row of activities autos that shared the distance. lifeless at the cluttered roads of Belém, so choked with cracks, sinkholes, weeds, and worse. Skyler ran a hand alongside the bulging pack on the heart of the bike’s body. “I’ll name you Takai,” he stated with sincerity. The motorcycle had an Italian pedigree, yet he didn’t imagine it's going to brain. Tucked inside of that relevant crimson shell have been the $64000 components: an absolutely charged Zigg ultracap and a strong electrical motor. He yanked the charging cable from the receptacle at the part of the motorcycle and tossed it apart. Depleted while he discovered it, the gauge cluster confirmed a whole cap now, and Skyler grinned from ear to ear. One small Zigg may run a motorcycle like this for one thousand kilometers, simply. A helmet rested on a close-by workbench, yet Skyler missed it. He wanted his senses greater than he wanted the security it provided. He did, despite the fact that, seize the pair of sun shades that lay subsequent to it. Wiping away the airborne dirt and dust, he studied the reddish lenses after which slipped the pair over his nostril. Driver’s glasses, in good shape. He smiled back. outdoors, he flew down the driveway, taking the bumps and dips in stride, swelling with juvenile satisfaction on the high-pitched whine of the motor-and-cap mixture. Out at the major street, Skyler twisted the deal with to complete acceleration and approximately fell off because the bike got here to existence, its entrance wheel lifting off the floor because it surged ahead. As he weaved his method during the streets of Belém, the speedometer kissing a hundred kilometers in keeping with hour in a few stretches, he considered Samantha. She might kill to trip a motorbike like this. through the years they’d introduced a couple of again to Darwin, however the expense provided regularly outweighed her wish to hold one. the concept of her dampened his temper. Flying prior the vine-choked constructions of Belém, Skyler puzzled if Samantha was once having anyplace close to as a lot enjoyable, anywhere she used to be. Darwin, Australia 27. APR. 2283 THE FIST stuck Samantha squarely at the temple. an effective blow, and she or he may need fallen had she now not anticipated it. Fallen and misplaced. as a substitute she permit the guard’s punch support her in a shift of place, her weight relocating to her left leg. She driven with that leg and taken her correct arm round in a vicious uppercut to the guard’s stomach. Air rushed from the man’s mouth in a pant. the various onlookers groaned in sympathetic discomfort. Fueled through their response, Sam pressed the virtue. A left jab, back to the center. Then a correct hook that stuck the terrible bastard on his jaw and produced a noisy, sharp crack. He spun a part flip, his eyes rolling again in his head, and toppled to the ground. similar to that, Sam’s first bout ended. Shaking the edge from her knuckles, she walked over to the protect and leaned over him. “Can you stand? ” He coughed in reaction. Then the Nightcliff goon became his head and spat blood onto the dusty concrete ground. “Damn good try,” he muttered.

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