Sunfail (Paperback)

By Steven Savile

Infamous Books, 9781617754067, 300pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/2/2015)

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"Frighteningly realistic...With fast-paced action, awesome fight scenes (one between two brilliant female assassins is particularly well done), relatable heroes, and just the right balance between intrigue and plot twists, Sunfail is a fun and exciting read with a wide appeal perfect for fans of complex series heroes like Jack Reacher and Joe Ledger, with a dash of Dan Brown sensibility."

"Scary conspiracy thriller...Clever."
--Publishers Weekly

"From Akashic Books's Infamous imprint comes Steve Saville's Sunfail (Nov.) which stars New York City subway electrician and former Special Forces soldier Jake Quinn as he fights a conspiracy by the world's richest men to destroy the world."
--Library Journal

"Does fiction get much darker than the sun going out forever? Not in my book--or Savile's either In this atmospheric little dystopia the sun is dimming, weather is changing, and regular people are getting weirder as time goes on....Savile lavishes attention on words to excellent, sense-heavy effect; New York is a 'beaten city' with 'weeping bricks.' Deliberate and creepy, this taps into genuine human traits like fear, greed, and stupidity."
--Library Journal's Books for Dudes column

"This fast-paced speculative thriller delves into the machinations of a sinister secret organization."
--Shelf Awareness

"There are Mayan code names and conspiracies swirling in this fantastic novel, but the ending...will leave readers hoping there is a sequel....Any readers who have been fans of Dan Brown's conspiracies will enjoy Savile, who is a master of his craft....Long-time fans of Steven Savile's novels won't be disappointed with this latest novel, and readers who have never read Savile before will have a new favorite author."
--New York Journal of Books

"Savile's storytelling is riveting. He keeps to the plot, sparing readers the insipid backstories that often weigh down global thrillers."
--Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

"Quite entertaining.... Sunfail] will grab your attention and keep you turning the pages as you attempt to figure out how our heroes will escape the traps set for them."
--East Niagara Post

"Intriguing and fast-paced....A wickedly clever tale in which the action never relents."
--Fresh Fiction

Dogs howl in the streets, running wild. Birds fall dead from the sky. Even the sun itself is failing. As darkness descends all hell breaks loose and terrorists strike hard and fast, taking out the army base at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, leaving Manhattan vulnerable.

Jake Carter is an NYC subway electrician and former Special Forces operative. When he finds two young men spraying graffiti across the subway station walls, he realizes their marks aren't gang tags or band names: they are a message, a call to arms spelled out in a lost language. The Hidden are communicating with each other. The end of the world has arrived, and it's being orchestrated by those unseen--for profit.

Carter finds himself dragged into a world of conspiracy and menace by a woman he hasn't spoken to in over a decade: Sandra Keane, his ex-girlfriend, is one of the few who knows what's going on. She has just turned against her paymasters, and now she's running for her life with nowhere left to hide. With Sandra, Carter must answer some impossible questions: How do you fight an enemy you cannot see? How do you defeat ghosts? How do you stop some of the richest and most powerful men in the world when they own the shadows? And most important of all, how do you stay alive when the world around you is dying?

About the Author

Steven Savile has written over thirty novels under a variety of names, hitting the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and winning several prestigious awards including the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the Lifeboat to the Stars Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Savile has written for various TV shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Primeval, as well as the best-selling computer game Battlefield 3. His debut thriller Silver was a runaway hit in the United Kingdom.