EAN/ISBN13: 978 0 9563544 2 6
Format: B-Format Paperback
RRP (UK): £9.99
Availability: In Print
Classification: Contemporary Fiction
Readership: Adult General
Size: 198 x 129 x 22.13mm
BIC (version 2): FA
BISAC (2010): FIC 000000
Living alone in an isolated part of the English countryside, George sits in a room with a view, dreaming of a life cut short, and wishes she had a gardener. Her days follow a pattern – until a racing pigeon turns up at her cottage, with a locket strapped to its leg, and her routine slides rapidly into disarray.
Meanwhile, economies are facing a global crisis. Profits are falling, governments are desperate for explanations, and are willing to fund any project that might provide one. Such as this: on a remote island in the Atlantic, scientists are using technology to simulate the brain of Karl Marx. Their plan is to build a ‘thinking’ computer – one that will not only analyse economic data, but also produce a modern version of Capital, Marx’s best known work.
But why have they turned up at George's cottage, in pursuit of a pigeon? What’s inside that locket? And why are they fighting over it? While George wants answers to her questions, her visitors are on a mission, and a war of wits ensues as the mystery is unravelled. Meanwhile, on that remote island, the Brain of Marx Project is facing a new problem…
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