A huge space station orbits the Earth, holding the last of humanity. It's broken, rusted, falling apart. We've wrecked our planet, and now we have to live with the consequences: a new home that's dirty, overcrowded and inescapable.
What's more, there's a madman hiding on the station. He's about to unleash chaos. And when he does, there'll be nowhere left to run.
In space, every second counts. Who said nobody could hear you scream?
The Bourne Identity meets Gravity
This book is constantly on the move, the characters are constantly running, it really is exhilarating as well as making me feel unfit.
Riley is a tracer, a courier who takes packages, letters, pretty much anything you want across her home, a giant space station which holds the last of humanity.
It has been in orbit for many years, Earth is uninhabitable so the remaining population lives inside the massive, decaying station, squashed together, living in squalor but they have the best scientists, incredible minds like Oren Darnell, he does have an incredible mind but the man is a total psychopath.
Riley has got a package to take to Darnell, the one thing Tracers must never do is look at their package, but after she gets attacked by a gang and sees them recoil from what is inside the package she looks.
Inside is a human eyeball, she still delivers the parcel and doesn't let on that she knows what is inside. Darnell is a clever man, he is aware that she has seen the contents and even though he lets her go, he orders her to be killed.
From then on, things start to unravel, surviving the murder attempt, Riley and her fellow Tracers start to find out what Darnell is up to, the man has bigger plans than being a scientist.
Riley quickly learns that not everyone can be trusted but she can trust Prakesh, a scientist who she has grown up with, he is her romantic interest but this book does not have any gushy lovey dovey scenes thankfully as it doesn't need it.
Tracer follows on with a frantic race against time, but to find out what that is race is against you will need to read more - no spoilers!, it has political intrigue, murder, psychopaths. crazy space setting, amazing tech and a claustrophobic atmosphere. I loved it.
Thank you to Little Brown for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review