It is the not too distant future. The Gulf Stream has ceased and the climate is plunged into turmoil.
England has changed. Civil Servant Quinn is dispatched to conduct an audit on a remote plot of land up North, designated for a brand new model town.
But he swiftly realises how inflammatory his presence is when confronted by those on the sharp end of the new reality: Owen, a suicidal farmer whose livestock has been destroyed after a slew of viruses; Winston, a disillusioned journalist with a gallery of photos that show the truth about the site; and Pollard, the local man of God whose faith is up for sale.
But it is Anna, Quinn's sometime girlfriend, in charge of filling the dead cattle pits, who faces the deepest abyss of all.
As the heavens open once again, the mountains of toxic soil that surround the site slowly begin to shift, and Quinn will face the ultimate test of his integrity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552776257