UNLEASHED SEPTEMBER 2018
Harry and Charlie are teenagers living in a rapidly changing world. He is a lonely Brit in his first term at a Las Vegas High School. She is an unlikely friend, who gets accused of mixing explosives that blew up a football player.
The two of them are drawn together at a time when gene-editing technology is starting to explode. Now, with a lab in a garage anyone can beat cancer, enhance their brain to pass exams or tweak a few genes for a year-round tan and perfect beach body.
But in the wrong hands, gene editing is the deadliest weapon in history. Killer T is a synthetic virus with a ninety per cent mortality rate, and the terrorists who created it want a billion dollars before they'll release an antidote
Spanning ten years, KILLER T is an unsentimental love story, a tale of human resilience and a novel for our times.
MUCHAMORE ON KILLER T
After writing twenty-eight series books, it felt like time to write my first standalone! Partly, it was because I wanted the challenge of writing something different. Partly, I was inspired by two of my favorite YA books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses and Melvin Burgess' Junk.
While those two books have very different subjects, both are epic stories that follow a teenage couple as they grow and change over several years. Killer T is my attempt to do the same, following Charlie and Harry's relationship as gene editing technology and synthetic viruses start radically altering the world in which we live.
Published September 6th 2018 by Hot Key books.
Audio & E-book available.