The Skinner

The Skinner

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To the remote planet Spatterjay come three travellers with very different missions. Janer is directed there by the hornet Hive-mind; Erlin comes to find the sea captain who can teach her to live; and Keech - dead for seven hundred years - has unfinished business with a notorious criminal.

Spatterjay is a watery world where the human population inhabits the safety of the Dome and only the quasi-immortal hoopers are safe outside amidst a fearful range of voracious life-forms. Somewhere out there is Spatterjay Hoop himself, and monitor Keech cannot rest until he can bring this legendary renegade to justice for atrocious crimes committed centuries ago during the Prador Wars.

Keech does not realise that Hoop's body is running free on an island wilderness, while his living head is confined in a box on an Old Captain's ships. Nor does he know that the most brutal Prador of all is about to pay a visit, intent on wiping out all evidence of his wartime atrocities. Which means major hell is about to erupt in this chaotic waterscape.

About Neal Asher

Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His
previous full-length novels are Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Polity Agent, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician. His Owner series novels include The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War. Dark Intelligence is the start of a new series set in the Polity universe.

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Books by Neal Asher

War Factory
War Factory
Dark Intelligence
Dark Intelligence
Jupiter War
Jupiter War
The Departure
The Departure
Snow in the Desert (Short Reads)
Snow in the Desert (Short Reads)
Hilldiggers
Hilldiggers
The Line War
The Line War
The Gabble - And Other Stories
The Gabble - And Other Stories
The Technician
The Technician
Polity Agent
Polity Agent
Shadow of the Scorpion
Shadow of the Scorpion
Cowl
Cowl
Gridlinked
Gridlinked
The Line of Polity
The Line of Polity
Orbus
Orbus
The Voyage of the Sable Keech
The Voyage of the Sable Keech
Brass Man
Brass Man
Prador Moon
Prador Moon
Zero Point
Zero Point

Books in the Series

Orbus
Orbus
The Voyage of the Sable Keech
The Voyage of the Sable Keech