For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier.
Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark.
Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact.
But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.
As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 06/03/2014
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781841499932