RAIDER BOOK DEBUTS
[ January 1st 2005 ]
completing a near-fatal mission in the mysterious
cloud forests of Peru, Lara Croft flies to Warsaw
to tackle her next assignment - and finds herself
in the middle of an epic battle for the ultimate
power. Reuben Baptiste needs Lara Croft’s help
transporting precious cargo. But before Reuben
can reveal any details, he is murdered - and Lara
signs on with Reuben’s employer, the mysterious
Order of the Bronze, to avenge his death.
Order shares with Lara its greatest treasure:
a bronze android, thousands of years old, with
uncanny abilities. But the android is crippled,
missing a leg, and whoever finds that leg will
gain astonishing powers. Hot on the trail is Lara’s
nemesis, Lancaster Urdmann, now working for an
unknown employer with strange abilities. As Lara
jets from Siberia to Australia to Rio de Janiero,
she is drawn into an age-old conflict of secret
societies, intrigue, and death.
ALAN GARDNER has published six science fiction
novels, his most recent being Trapped. His short
fiction has won several science fiction awards,
including the Aurora and the Writers of the Future
grand prize. Gardner’s novella, Three Hearings
on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream
was a finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
Gardner lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with his
wife, Linda Carson, and a disgruntled rabbit.