Bill Mortimer, a die-hard maverick sentenced to death for avenging the murder of his family, has been granted a reprieve by The Shield, the authoritarian movement now ruling the UK. In return for his life, Mortimer is conscripted into a bloody war and risks a different kind of death. Dr Martha Franshell, a talented geneticist who performs illegal modifications on unborn babies, has been imprisoned by the Vice and Virtue squad for her crimes against morality.
Against the backdrop of a war-ravaged country where civilisation is crumbling, the two are thrown together by a set of perilous circumstances, pitted against each other in a bid to save their own lives. Surrounded by brutal military forces, religious zealots and marauding cannibals, Mortimer and Franshell must ultimately stare down the barrel of human depravity at its worst to survive. But not all endings are happy ones...
ISBN : 978-1-80439-333-8
Pages : 360
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
After twenty years working in IT for a Financial Services Company in London, Andrew Salter moved back to the West Country, where he now spends his time hiking the Dorset - Devon borderland and the local coastline. He developed Island on Fire from an original film screenplay that was probably too ambitious and costly for a first-time writer. His other interests include military history, cricket, football and music.