This July 3rd, Del Rey UK are due to publish the anticipated follow-up to Tobias Buckell’s superb ARCTIC RISING: HURRICANE FEVER. The novel returns to Buckell’s near-future Earth, and is a thrilling blend of James Bond-meets-Michael Crichton action adventure! And today, we’re very happy to share with you the cover. Here is the synopsis…
When a freelance spy is yanked out of comfortable retirement aboard his boat following the death of a friend, he stumbles upon a deadly terrorist plot to use a private space delivery platform in Barbados to launch a deadly genetic virus.
As one of the largest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean sweeps through the area, one man must battle the world’s deadliest natural phenomenon, mercenaries and a deadly biological agent, to save the world.
Can’t wait until July? Well, Tor.com have published an excerpt from the novel, which you can read here. Below are a couple of early reviews…
‘Buckell solidly links the political and the personal, both exemplified by subtle race-related interactions (for instance, at upper-crust parties, Roo is frequently mistaken for a servant). The scenes of sailing and spying action move quickly, and the climax, set on a supersized satellite-launching cannon, is one white cat shy of a Bond movie.’ — Publishers Weekly
‘A stormy, aptly named thriller set in the Caribbean of the near future… The stakes are higher than one might expect, and even the specter of racism comes into play. Buckell has written a smart and well-constructed tale that’s filled with excitement and the flavor of the Caribbean isles… So don’t wait for a dark and stormy night to read this novel; you’ll have plenty of fun.’ — Kirkus, Starred Review
Zeno represents Tobias Buckell in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.