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Publisher: Bloodhound Books

A world war for water, a shower of satellites and the biggest heist ever. Two British Agents race to join the dots and prevent nuclear Armageddon.

Blue Gold is a thriller set in the near future. When a satellite disappears over Iceland Sim Atkins thinks he knows why. He is given the chance to join the hallowed Overseas Division and hunt for the terrorists responsible. But Freda Brightwell, his partner, is aggrieved to be stuck with a rookie on a deadly mission. Their first assignment ends in disaster when a bomb destroys a valuable airship and those responsible evade capture. Trying to redeem themselves, the Agents follow the trail to a billionaires’ tax haven in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, and then on to a giant American barge filled with a lethal cargo. Joining up with the CIA they uncover a web of deceit that threatens nuclear war.

Just as Sim starts to regret leaving his boring but safe job, he finds himself fighting to keep the world safe. The Agents head deep into a parched and troubled Asia, but can Sim and Freda prevent catastrophe? Whom can they trust? And can they save themselves?

The novel was first published by Urbane Publications in 2017 and will re-launch with Bloodhound Books later this year.

You can read the first three chapters here.

Praise for Blue Gold from bloggers:

“…the writing is so taut and atmospheric. [-] This is a very intelligently written novel… The description of his characters as well as settings is top rate. [-] I thoroughly enjoyed this one and flew through it, eager to find out what happens next” Five-star review from The Quiet Knitter Book Blog.

“A timely Cli-Fi. David Barker excels in making the world and the characters seem familiar and that adds to the thrill of it.” Read the whole review from Geekadelphia;

“I highly recommend Blue Gold to pretty much every reader who likes intelligent fiction” Book Pleasures review.

“…characters are strong enough to haunt you. [-] I love a story where everything comes together at the end… a very well written novel.” Read the whole review from Addiction of Books; and

“a page-turning tub thumping action adventure that is fun to read and shows a real potential”. Read the whole review here from Next to the Aisle.

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