Derecho (Gideon Rayne Book 2)
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Derecho (Gideon Rayne Book 2)

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The year is 2121 and the Earth has endured a catastrophic century of global pandemics, conflict, and climate change. All international borders are closed, and the United Kingdom is no more. There is only ‘New Britain’ — a privately-run country governed by Aloysius Kroll, the enigmatic CEO of the megacorp ‘Kaoteck’.

Gideon Rayne and the surviving members of Cobra Team have discovered Kroll’s deception. The evil despot plans to use the Cobras and their powerful quantum armour to forge a new British Empire, and he’s prepared to sacrifice the entire population of New Britain in the process.

The young Cobras know they must free themselves from Kroll’s grasp, but the all-seeing gaze of the company A.I. ‘ADA’ makes escape from the Kaoteck pyramid seem impossible. To make matters worse, the presence of a mysterious new class of armour-clad warrior raises questions that just might be best left unanswered.

It seems the echoes of the past have caught up with Gideon — and there’s a price to be paid.

Following directly on from the events of the bestselling ‘Maelstorm – Gideon Rayne Book 1’, Derecho is a gritty, action-packed adventure that twists and turns as it draws you into a breathless race against time in a world where tragedy is waiting around every corner and the stakes are impossibly high.

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G.A. Franks
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Gareth (G.A.) Franks is originally from a small town in Leicestershire, but now resides in the Cotswolds with his wife and children. As a child he loved using a bright pink 'McDonald's' pen and 'Transformers' notepad to write stories about his beloved comic book characters, and - until recently - that was where his writing career began and ended.

Much of his adult life has been spent travelling around the pubs and clubs of England playing bass and guitar in a variety of bands (with varying degrees of success). But after finally reaching a state of comfortable middle-age tubbyness, and completing a degree in education, he decided to leave the music to the next generation, swap the old pink pen for a MacBook and start writing again.

His debut novel 'Maelstorm' book one in the Gideon Rayne series was published in September 2020.

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