In 21st century Europe, ravaged by the changes of war and technology, gene hacker Alex Sharkey is a bare step ahead of the police and the Triads. When he helps a super-smart girl turn a genetically-engineered doll into a new species, he doesn't realize he's giving history a dangerous shove.
The Quiet War is a 2008 science fiction novel written by Paul McAuley.
Gardens of the Sun is a 2009 science fiction novel by Paul J. McAuley. It is a sequel to his 2008 novel The Quiet War.