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A man emerges from the sodden undergrowth, lost, lonely and starving he is mown down by a speeding car on the edge of a remote forest.
Rumours of ghostly apparitions haunt a rural Northumberland community.
A renowned forensic research establishment is troubled by impossible results and unprecedented interference from an influential drug company.
Hendrix ‘Aitch’ Harrison is a tech-phobic journalist who must link these events together.
Normally side-lined to investigate UFOs and big-beast myths, but thrust into world of cynical corporate motivations, Hendrix is aided by a determined and ambitious entomologist. Together they delve into a grisly world of clinical trials and a viral treatment beyond imagining.
In a chase of escalating dangers, Aitch must battle more than his fear of technology to expose the macabre fate of the drugged victims donated to scientific research.
Targeted Age Group: 16+
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
What is it like to be left for dead? For your body to rot while you are able to recall your memories. As insects burrow into your decaying flesh, what scenes in your life will you replay? What loves will you regret and what events will you long for? Forever in this state, you remain. You do not live, but you are not dead.
I don’t use the Z word (Zombie) in the book, but readers will recognise the plight of the unfortunate victims. Nonetheless, I’ve dealt with their condition through their eyes, and not as mindless objects to be splattered. This is a thriller/mystery book, not a flesh fest zombie apocalypse. Yet the question remains, what would it be like to live after death? But perhaps with only a fleeting recognition of your situation? How could such a situation occur? What would the science be like?
I like to imagine that my zombies are for the thinking person.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
“The art of writing, is the art of applying the seat of your pants to the seat of a chair.”
William Knight is a British born journalist and technologist currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand.
In 2003 he published his first feature in Computing magazine and has since written about the many successes and failings of high-tech for the Guardian, Financial Times and the BBC among many others publications. He continues to work in a lively IT consultancy.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The science of genetics moves on at an impressive rate. Ageing can be reversed in mice, and experiments will soon start on humans. But after a lifetime of genetic therapy, what will happen to your body when it’s finally laid to rest?
That’s the inspiration behind the book, and while it is of course fiction, I’ve tried to make it as close to reality as I could through weeks of research and the best science I could find.
Science can not know it all, however impressive. And when it goes wrong the results can be sickening.