A mention of the science fiction novel Verity by Mark Bowman, something I reviewed recently. Mark is a relatively new author and is somewhat in the style of Peter F Hamilton and Alastair Reynolds (and is a telescope engineer with a degree in astrophysics).
Verity is a good read and Mark has already followed up with Perfidy the second book in what will be a trilogy. You can learn more about the series on Mark’s website VeritySpace. My review is on Amazon and the book (so far) I am the first goodreads review.