By Iain M. BanksIain M. Banks, the overseas bestselling writer of The participant of Games and Consider Phlebas, is a real unique, a literary visionary whose terrific speculative fiction has transported us into worlds of unbounded mind's eye. Now, in his acclaimed new novel, Banks provides an engrossing portrait of an alien international, and of 2 very varied humans certain by way of a startling and mysterious mystery.
On a backward international with six moons, an alert undercover agent reviews at the doings of 1 Dr. Vosill, who has mysteriously turn into the non-public health practitioner to the king regardless of being a foreigner and, much more unthinkably, a girl. Vosill has extra enemies than she first realizes. yet then she additionally has extra treatments in hand than those that want her in poor health can ever wager.
in other places, in one other palace around the mountains, a guy named DeWar serves as leader bodyguard to the Protector basic of Tassasen, a career he describes because the company of "assassinating assassins." DeWar, too, has his enemies, yet his foes strike extra speedily, and his technique of fighting them are extra direct.
nobody trusts the health care provider, and the bodyguard trusts nobody, yet is there a hidden commonality linking their disparate histories? Spiraling round a crucial center of poser, deceit, love, and betrayal. Inversions is a stunning paintings of technological know-how fiction from a flexible and inventive writer writing on the top of his striking powers.