“About October Song:
COIRA KEIR is a long-serving police officer. When a bomb explodes outside the North British Council Building at Holyrood, Edinburgh, dozens of bystanders are left dead. Among the critically wounded is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, whose safety was Keir’s responsibility. Now Keir is missing.
Army veteran Sebastian Blakeslee is an operational advisor for MI5. Lorna Ainsworth is the agency’s territorial chief. Together, they find themselves leading a joint police and MI5 taskforce. Its mission: track Keir down before more bombs go off.
What follows is a chase towards the front of an intensifying war – along a wild coast where desperate refugees are hiding. Meanwhile, someone seems to be going to extraordinary lengths to stop Keir being found.
With elements of police procedural, spy novel and political action thriller, October Song is both a darkly gripping roller-coaster ride and a blistering reflection on a world on the edge of collapse.
Authors are saying:
‘Reminded me of Iain Banks at his fiery best.’ ‘One of the most chilling depictions of the near-future since Children of Men … superlative.’ Gary Gibson, award-nominated author of Angel Stations and Stealing Light.
‘An absolute piledriver of a dark future thriller that instantly hooks you and doesn’t let go till the end. Horribly believable and utterly compelling.’ Neil Williamson, author of The Moon King and Thirty Years of Rain.
‘A grim and gripping near-future thriller with sharp political edges and scarily plausible projections, rooted in intimate knowledge of real places.’ Ken MacLeod, award-winning author of The Star Fraction and The Night Sessions.
Readers are saying:
‘I’ve not spent seven straight hours reading a novel for a very long time, I was engrossed from the first chapter.’ P Quigley, Amazon, October 2018
‘Best thriller I’ve read in years. You’ll be hooked, and surprised, right to the end.’ Maggie Irvine, Kobo, October 2018
‘A fabulous read, and one which keeps you “turning” the pages! … Both compelling and concerning … I rather think we may well be hearing more of Ru Pringle.’ Mike B, Amazon, October 2018
Targeted Age Group: adults
Written by: Ru Pringle
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‘Ru Pringle is one of the most interesting and exciting new writers to emerge north of the border since Iain Banks’ – Gary Gibson, award-nominated author of Angel Stations, Against Gravity and Stealing Light.
‘Rudy Rucker on drugs’ – BestSF
Ru Pringle has written for a living since his late teens, beginning with regular features in numerous magazines and newspapers. His critically acclaimed early short fiction was published in Interzone. After several years as a touring musician, he published his first two ebooks in the summer of 2018: A Time of Ashes and Hunting Gods, the first parts of the fantasy / sf epic Fate and the Wheel. A dark future thriller, October Song, followed in october 2018. He is currently editing the centuries-spanning space opera Sanctuary for publishing early next year.
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