The Resurrected Man by Sean Williams

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Private detective Jonah McEwen is wanted for murder. Someone has been killing women who resemble Marylin Blaylock, his former colleague and ex-lover. The latest grisly discovery is right on his doorstep. He is the obvious suspect.

The problem? He has been in a coma for three years - a coma he has no memory of entering. And there's worse to come.

Using matter transporter technology, or "d-mat," a serial killer know only as the Twinmaker has been brutally torturing and killing perfect facsimiles of his victims and leaving the originals alive. As legal arguments rage about whether this even constitutes murder, Jonah finds himself in the awkward position of defending his innocence when his own exact copy might actually be guilty.

Set in a time where the lines between human and machine are increasingly blurred, The Resurrected Man explores the future of terrorism, law enforcement, and globe-spanning conspiracies. A perfect blend of suspense and science fiction, the novel follows the complexities of Jonah and Marylin's relationship and their quest to find the killer before he strikes again, as well as unravelling the tensions between Jonah and his father - a man who has been dead for three years but who might yet hold the key to everything...

Nominated for the Aurealis Award and winner of the Ditmar Award, The Resurrected Man was hailed as a "tour de force" in Australia, the author's home country, and described as "compulsively readable" by Locus.
 

About Sean Williams

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Sean Williams is the author of numerous works for adults, young adults, and children, covering new space opera, science fiction thrillers, fantasy, and horror. He has also written for Star Wars and Doctor Who, two franchises he has loved since a child. A winner of the Writers of the Future Contest, recipient of the "SA Great" Literature Award, and a New York Times best seller, he lives with his wife and family in Adelaide, South Australia. You can visit his website at www.seanwilliams.com.
 
Published April 8, 2005 by Pyr. 529 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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yet, suspiciously, KTI boss Fabian Schumacher refuses to release his secret files—and Jonah remembers seeing KTI security chief Herold Verstegen in the apartment after Lindsay’s death.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Also, can it be considered to be a true crime if the actual people aren't involved, if only copies of real people are dead?

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Sean Williams Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Echoes of Earth SF Site Interview: Sean Williams and Shane Dix SF Site Review: The Stone Mage and the Sea SF Site Review: The Prodigal Sun SF Site Review: Metal Fatigue SF Site Review: A View Before Dying It has taken awhile, ...

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SF Signal

All of the brutally murdered copies resemble Marilyn Blaylock, an officer of MTI, the enforcement arm of Kudos Technology, Inc., the company that created the d-mat technology.

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