The follow up book to Arctic Rising, Hurricane Fever will launch in the US and UK markets in July 2014. I’m working on edits right now, which is why there is very little blogging going on: I’m deep in the freelance and fiction mines here.
So, more info about the book. Here’s the UK cover:
UK cover copy:
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.
In a stunning follow up to Arctic Rising, Tobias S. Buckell returns to his near future Earth in a thrilling blend of James Bond meets Michael Crichton action adventure.
The US cover, via Tor:
And the cover copy (via Macmillan’s Tor Spring 2014 catalogue):
A storm is coming…. Introducing a pulsepounding technothriller by the the New York Times bestselling author of Arctic Rising
Prudence “Roo” Jones never thought he’d have a family to look after—until suddenly he found himself taking care of his orphaned teenage nephew. Roo, a former Caribbean Intelligence operative, spends his downtime on his catamaran dodging the punishing hurricanes that are the new norm in the Caribbean. Roo enjoys the simple calm of his new life—until an unexpected package from a murdered fellow spy shows up. Suddenly Roo is thrown into the center of the biggest storm of all.
Using his wits—and some of the more violent tricks of his former trade—Roo begins to unravel the mystery that got his friend killed. When a polished and cunning woman claiming to be the murdered spy’s sister appears, the two find themselves caught up in a global conspiracy with a weapon that could change the face of the world forever.
New York Times bestselling author Tobias Buckell (Arctic Rising, Halo: The Cole Protocol) has crafted a kinetic technothriller perfect for fans of action packed espionage within a smartly drawn geopolitical landscape. Roo is an anti– James Bond for a new generation.