Saturday, September 6, 2014
HURRICANE FEVER IS HERE
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Leah Withers – Tor Publicity
A storm is coming…
“Buckell has written a smart and well-constructed tale that’s filled with excitement and the flavor of the Caribbean isles… So don’t wait for a dark and stormy night to read this novel; you'll have plenty of fun.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Tor Books is proud to publish HURRICANE FEVER, the latest pulse-pounding techno-thriller by New York Times bestselling author Tobias S. Buckell. In Buckell’s high-octane 2012 thriller Arctic Rising, readers met an intriguing espionage agent by the name of Prudence “Roo” Jones. Now, in HURRICANE FEVER, a stand-alone novel set in the same near-future, Roo takes center stage as a plot for world destruction threatens life as we know it.
The seas aren’t always calm for an ex-spy living in the Caribbean, particular as hurricanes come fast and hard against the shores of the islands he calls home. But any peace he might have had is shattered when an old spy buddy sends him a mysterious message as his dying act. Suddenly Roo is in a race against the weather and the clock to stop a plot intent on releasing a chemical weapon across the world.
Buckell is the author of Halo: The Cole Protocol which saw eight weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Arctic Rising sparked interest with its themes of the effects of global warming and its sharp and pointed projection of our very likely future if we continue affecting the environment at our current rate. These themes return in HURRICANE FEVER and with this novel Buckell is in fine form with a carefully crafted kinetic techno-thriller, perfect for fans of action-packed espionage within a smartly drawn geo-political landscape.
“Buckell solidly links the political and the personal… The scenes of sailing and spying action move quickly, and the climax, set on a supersized satellite-launching cannon, is one white cat shy of a Bond movie.”
—Publishers Weekly on Hurricane Fever
“The sf in this thriller is subtle but packs a punch as the author imagines how climate change might affect the fragile ecosystems (and political systems)
of the Caribbean. The thriller elements are strong with action, danger, a sexy but duplicitous blonde, and a hugely appealing hero.”
—Library Journal on Hurricane Fever
“This one will give you the shivers, even as it makes you sweat.”
—NPR, All Things Considered, on Arctic Rising
“A fast-paced SF action thriller that presents a multifaceted look at the global warming crisis.”
—Library Journal, on Arctic Rising
“Buckell focuses as much on action-thriller set pieces as he does on teasing out a plausible future, placing the novel somewhere around the intersection of Michael Crichton and William Gibson.”
—Kirkus Reviews, on Arctic Rising
TOBIAS S. BUCKELL is a New York Times bestselling author whose books and fifty-plus short stories have been translated around the world. He is the author of the novels Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose, Halo: The Cole Protocol, Arctic Rising, and now Hurricane Fever. Buckell hails from the Caribbean, where as a child he lived on boats in Grenada and the British and US Virgin Islands. When he was a teenager, a series of hurricanes destroyed the boat his family was living on and they moved to Ohio, where he still lives today with his wife and daughters.
Tobias S. Buckell
A Tor Hardcover
On-Sale Date: July 1, 2014