My first Peter Hamilton novel and it did not disappoint. A 914 page novel where not one page was wasted. GNR is surprisingly well constructed. Hamilton use of when to flashback and when to move the story forward is amazing. Marvelously keeps the suspense up while still feeling like the investigation was moving forward. It is rare to see this detailed a world construction outside of a high fantasy series. Manages to have the detail and plot depth of a multi-volume series in a stand alone. Fantastic.