A powerful dystopian
vision of a world where money reigns supreme, from a World Fantasy
extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction,
with dashes of The Handmaid's Tale." ---Cory Doctorow
NOMINATED FOR THE
PHILIP K. DICK AWARD 2019
The penalty for Dani
Cumali's murder: £84,000.
Theo works in the
Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk
and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. These
days, there's no need to go to prison - provided that you can afford
to pay the penalty for the crime you've committed. If you're rich
enough, you can get away with murder. But Dani's murder is
different. When Theo finds her lifeless body, and a hired killer
standing over her and calmly calling the police to confess, he can't
let her death become just an entry on a balance sheet. Someone is
responsible. And Theo is going to find them and make them pay.
Perfect for fans of
1984 and Never Let Me Go, Claire North's moving and unnerving new
novel will resonate with readers around the world.