About the Book
A storm is coming…. Introducing a pulse-pounding technothriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Arctic Rising
Prudence “Roo” Jones never thought he’d have a family to look after—until suddenly he found himself taking care of his orphaned teenage nephew. Roo, a former Caribbean Intelligence operative, spends his downtime on his catamaran dodging the punishing hurricanes that are the new norm in the Caribbean. Roo enjoys the simple calm of his new life—until an unexpected package from a murdered fellow spy shows up. Suddenly Roo is thrown into the center of the biggest storm of all.
Using his wits—and some of the more violent tricks of his former trade—Roo begins to unravel the mystery that got his friend killed. When a polished and cunning woman claiming to be murdered spy’s sister appears, the two find themselves caught up in a global conspiracy with a weapon that could change the face of the world forever.
In Hurricane Fever, New York Times bestselling author Tobias Buckell (Arctic Rising, Halo: The Cole Protocol) has crafted a kinetic technothriller perfect for fans of action-packed espionage within a smartly drawn geo-political landscape. Roo is an anti–James Bond for a new generation.
Praise for Hurricane Fever:
“Buckell has written a smart and well-constructed tale that’s filled with excitement and the flavor of the Caribbean isles.” –Kirkus (a starred review)
Some novels read as if they were written for the movies… – The Guardian
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
Hurricane Fever entertains. This is the perfect novel to devour on that otherwise boring plane flight, or to chew up the hours at the beach house. -SF Signal
This is a tense and gripping ride, with a great deal to recommend it. An excellent thriller. Go read it. -Tor.com
The author’s signature blend of ecological SF and thriller elements shines in this sequel to Arctic Rising – Locus Magazine
Once the action starts in Hurricane Fever, it never lets up. –The Little Red Reviewer
Buckell’s consistent efforts at creating marketable novels with crossover potential can be seen as revolutionary acts, attempts to stand the genre’s financial hierarchy on its head. Technical competence and knowledge of one’s intended audience become tools for resisting erasure. – LA Review of Books
Highly recommended! – Book Loons
“…plenty of violent derring-do… a fun read.” – San Jose Mercury News
Hurricane Fever is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller rich in authentic Caribbean detail. –Cosmos Magazine
Hurricane Fever pays homage to (and puts interesting twists on) the classic spy novels of Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum, and John le Carré. – FantasyLiterature.com
Foreign editions and translations:
UK & Commonwealth: Del Rey UK