Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire (Mass Market)

By Dan Hanks

Angry Robot, 9780857668721

Publication Date: September 8, 2020

List Price: 9.99*
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An ex-Spitfire pilot is dragged into a race against a shadowy government agency to unlock the secrets of the lost empire of Atlantis...

In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Captain Samantha Moxley is dragged into a fight against the shadowy US government agency she used to work for. Now, with former Nazis and otherworldly monsters on her trail, Captain Moxley is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire - to ensure a civilisation-destroying weapon doesn't fall into the wrong hands. But what will she have to sacrifice to save the world?

About the Author

Dan is a writer, editor, and vastly overqualified archaeologist who has lived everywhere from London to Hertfordshire to Manchester to Sydney, which explains the panic in his eyes anytime someone asks "where are you from?". Thankfully he is now settled in the rolling green hills of the Peak District with his human family and fluffy sidekicks Indy and Maverick, where he writes books, screenplays and comics.

Praise For Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire

“Dan manages to successfully blend a seriously impressive writing style with a vivid imagination and colourful prose... a serious creative talent and all-round nice guy. I would unreservedly recommend him to anyone.”
– Andrew Patrick, Former CEO, British Film Commission

"Author Dan Hanks sets his war-weary protagonist on a pulp-paced adventure--cunning traps, ancient maps, and brutal scraps... semi-retired Nazis, aggressive corpses, and family drama. It's a giddy, white-knuckled ride to the very end.” 
– R.W.W. Greene, author of The Light Years

“In the style of Sky Captain and Indiana Jones, Dan Hanks delivers a rip-roaring pulp adventure full of supernatural artefacts and boobytraps, insurmountable odds, and irredeemable villains. Sam Moxley is a hero full of style and panache we love to root for. What more can anyone ask for?"
– Michael F. Haspil, author of Graveyard Shift

"So cinematic, you can taste the buttered popcorn."
S.A. Sidor
,  Fury from the Tomb

"Move over Indiana Jones, Captain Moxley has arrived and she won’t ask you twice! A secret organisation, otherworldly treasures and terrors, and one kick-ass heroine make this an action-packed read!"
– Amanda Bridgeman, author of The Subjugate

"Can a book at once beg for a prequel as much as a sequel? Dan Hanks' debut does both, pushing the reader to confront the past as it thunders ahead, in a nonstop archaeological adventure that nods to The Last Crusade, Romancing the Stone, Fury Road, and Hellboy, all led by a weary, yet magnetic protagonist who can't seem to escape from the path she has chosen." 
– Chris Panatier, author of The Phlebotomist