Violent rebellion comes to London's middle classes.
As he searches for the truth behind the Heathrow bomb that killed his ex-wife, psychologist David Markham infiltrates a shadowy protest group based in the comfortable Chelsea Marina.
Led by a charismatic doctor, it aims to rouse the docile middle classes and to free them from the burdens of civic responsibility.
Soon Markham is swept up in a campaign that spirals out of control - as the cornerstones of middle England become targets and growing panic grips the capital.
This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Martin Amis, Ali Smith, Hari Kunzru and China Mieville) and brand-new cover designs.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 07/06/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780006551614