IN A DROWNING WORLD, WHO WILL STAY AFLOAT?
THE WAR HAS NOT BEEN LOST The countries of Cython and Hightspall are at war, with centuries of resentment and evil magic fuelling the flames. Rix has lost everything to traitors on his own side - his family, his reputation, even his right hand. Even so, he must fight. If he can reach his family's mountain fortress, perhaps he can save the…
The Third Edition (revised and updated) of this disturbingly realistic thriller from bestselling Australian author and environmental scientist Ian Irvine. Will the rising seas bring civilisation down?
In a world ruined by global warming, paranoid governments will do anything to crush dissent. Irith Hardey, a young gene researcher, is thrown onto the streets and, with nothing but the clothes on her back, fights to survive in a predatory world.
Caught up a battle between Security and a cabal of rebels, Irith has no choice but to help the rebels' assault on a secret data centre deep below London. They steal files containing the code for a deadly terminator virus, but no one can decipher it.
The group is hunted all the way to New Orleans, slowly drowning under the rising sea, to destroy the laboratory where the virus is being made. As the hurricane of the century bears down on the sinking city, Irith struggles to crack the secret of the virus before it wipes out all humanity.
Catastrophic climate change and environmental terrorism collide in Terminator Gene – Book Two in the grimly prophetic Human Rites trilogy.
Praise for the Human Rites trilogy:
"The action-packed plot of doomsday cults and planetary collapse isn't far from the truth." The Times (London)
"A chilling suspense story set against a backdrop of 21st Century environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. Portrays a frighteningly plausible future." US Library Journal.
"Ian Irvine is a great storyteller." Australian Bookseller and Publisher.
Shortlisted for the Aurealis Award, 2003.