The Resurrected Man
By E. C. Tubb
Linford Mystery Library: Large Print (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction
Reviewed by Herbert White - March 4, 2009
The time is the future. Now imagine that you are a space pilot and you've been forced to abandon the safety of your spacecraft, out into the dark void of space. As you might imagine, you will not have long to live. This is exactly what happened to Captain Baron, while on a patrol mission during the then current inter-planetary war between Earth and Mars. But for Baron, death was not the end of his story. Five years after his death, his space frozen, and well-preserved body is retrieved from its silent grave, and he is brought back to life by two cutting edge doctors, Dr. Le Maitre and Dr. Whitney. To them, Baron is nothing more than a specimen upon which to test out their theories. If it works, great. If it doesn't, he was already dead so what harm could they do? Can you imagine what it would be like to be the first person brought back from the dead? In the case of Captain Baron, Earth's first resurrected man, his new lease on life leads to murder - and not his own!
The Resurrected Man is a fast paced science fiction thriller by E. C. Tubb, with, at its core, a solid mystery. When dead bodies start turning up, it falls upon Inspector McMillan to find the culprit. It is during his investigation that he begins to think that the Baron who was resurrected is not quiet as human as the Baron who died five years earlier. If he isn't quiet human, what then, is he? The Resurrected Man is a great, quick read that will delight both science fiction and mystery fans.
The Resurrected Man can be purchased directly from Ulverscroft, the parent company of the Linford Mystery Library.
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