In the near future, the Earth is devastated by a viral pathogen. Ten years later, over seventy percent of the human population is dead and only a handful of cities survive intact. Above this, the orbital colonies spin within artificial gravity wells, impartial observers, unaffected by the horrors below. Greed and corruption are left hovering over this bleak and brutalised domain and a cosmic horror is now free to infiltrate the remote abandoned corners of the Earth. Within this mix the lives of two survivors collide: a renegade intelligence agent and a cold-blooded master of violence, shaping events with their virulent hunger for money and a desire to carve their name into this new world. David J Rodger’s trademark unforgiving rendering of harsh reality, and relentless narrative pace, are here in palm-sweating abundance, delivered in a novel that opens up a new universe of conflict, shocking truths and monstrous threats to sanity and life.