Alkaline Dawn

About the Book

MegaCity ML has almost starved itself of energy. Elite agent Matthias Blue has run out of purpose after the death of his best friend knocked him into bottomless booze and low-stim capsules.

But when Blue is hit by lightning, and his mentor is murdered in an attack no one thought possible, something snaps. Hunting those responsible, Blue and his sophisticated android partner, Cromwell, discover that the very institutions designed to protect and serve the MegaCity are complicit and caught in the middle of a desperate plan for a new power source.

Torn between cold vengeance and the future of millions of people, Blue must put on the duster coat one last time.

About the Author

Piers Furney is a Software Product Manager and aspiring author. He has always had a passion for reading and writing, with the genesis of Alkaline Dawn providing a well-needed escape during the writing of his Master’s Thesis in Psychology. A lover of rich and engaging worlds across video games, books, film, and TV, Piers lives with his partner in New Zealand.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

Alkaline Dawn is a sci-fi thriller about one man’s quest for vengeance and the lengths he is driven to go to to protect the innocent. It’s also a redemption story and tale about the consequences of collective inaction.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

Fans of Sci-Fi, Thriller, and Adventure novels that are wanting an accessible and fast-paced story.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

Michael Connelly – master of page-turning and realistic tales

Peter F Hamilton – Sci-fi god of detail and scale

Don DeLillo – great for layered odysseys full of human emotion

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

Focus on plot consistency and the quality/variation of your sentences. Also, you’ll end up needing more edits than you think.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

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