The start of an explosive new trilogy of science fiction thrillers, set in the decaying urban jungle of a future London. Welcome to the Metrozone - mind the gap.
Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor. He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone - the last city in England. He's lived this long because he's a man of rules and logic. For example: GETTING INVOLVED = A BAD IDEA.
But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he's saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London. And clearly: SAVING THE GIRL = GETTING INVOLVED.
Now, the equation of Petrovitch's life is looking increasingly complex:
RUSSIAN MOBSTERS + YAKUZA + SOMETHING CALLED THE NEW MACHINE JIHAD = ONE DEAD PETROVITCH.
But Petrovitch has a plan - he always has a plan - he's just not sure it's a good one.
A fast-paced thriller . . . an absorbing read - TELEGRAPH
Speeds along with energetic panache - THE TIMES
Morden has a natural talent for a plot that keeps the reader guessing - GUARDIAN
Morden keeps up a breathless breakneck pace that doesn't sacrifice character depth or intelligence . . . promises to be a fast-paced thrill ride for the cynical urban space cowboy in all of u s' i09 - 'As fun and gripping as it sounds'
Petrovitch is one of those characters you can't help but warm to, and readers will be keen to experience more of his adventures and relentless Russian swearing - FINANCIAL TIMES
Dr Simon Morden is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics, and is one of the few people who can truthfully claim to have held a chunk of Mars in his hands. Simon Morden lives in Gateshead with a fierce lawyer, two unruly children and a couple of miniature panthers.