Last week saw the release of Action: Pulse Pounding Tales, an anthology of adrenalin fueled stories, based on the old Men’s Adventure novels of the ’70s and ’80s. I am proud as punch that my story, Cutter’s Law was included in the anthology. The reason for this pride, is the quality of the other authors in the project. To stand alongside these guys and gals is a real honour and a privilege.
Over the next few weeks, I am going to present some of the other projects, that my Action colleagues have been working on. Today, I present Steven Savile, whose contribution to Action (with co-writer Steve Lockley) is Jack Be Nimble.
The work of Savile’s that I am highlighting is his top selling thriller, Silver – which is mixture of history, suspense and action in a similar style to Dan Brown or James Rollins. The audiobook for Silver has just been released by Crossroad Press – voiced by Dick Hill, who also provided the narration for Lee Child’s US audiobooks.
Here’s the spiel for Silver:
“There is a plague coming….For forty days and forty nights fear shall savage the streets. Those steeped in sin shall burn. The dying begins now”
With this chilling message a wave of terror unlike anything the world has ever seen sweeps the streets of Europe. Thirteen martyrs burn themselves alive in thirteen major cities simultaneously.
And this is just the beginning.
A religious cult calling itself the Disciples of Judas has risen in the Middle East. They twist the words of ancient prophecies to drive home the fear. Everything you believe in will be proved wrong. Everything you hold true will fail.
Day by day the West wakes to increasingly harrowing acts of terror. As fear cripples the capitals of Europe, the only question is where will be the next to fall? London? Rome? Berlin?
In a race against time – believing the terrorists intend to assassinate the Pope – Sir Charles Wyndham’s unique Special Ops team, codename Ogmios, track a labyrinthine course through truth, shades of truth and outright lies that takes them from the backstreets of London to the shadow of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and all the way into the heart of the Holy See itself.
You can find out more about Silver by clicking here.
The audiobook is available from audible.
Savile has also got a shared world thriller series out, called VIRAL, with Keith De Candido, Jordan Ellinger, Alex Black and Jason Fischer. There are four novellas in the series so far. -30-, Anomaly, Martyrs, and The Call.
You can find out more about the series here.
Steven Savile has written 20 books for various media properties including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Stargate, Warhammer, Slaine and Primeval. Shadow of the Jaguar, which was a #1 bestseller in the UK in 2008, and sold over half a million books worldwide. 2010 saw the release of his first non-fiction book, Fantastic TV, charting 50 years of science fiction television in the UK and US. He is the co-creator of Monster Town, recently bought by Sony Entertainment to develop for cable TV in the US (with Adam Fierro, Dexter, The Shield, 24, Walking Dead, as show-runner) and his novels have been translated into 9 languages, including German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Silver, his debut thriller, was released in January 2010 from Variance, in the US, it reached #2 on the e-book bestseller list of Amazon UK and spent over 100 days in the top 100, having sold 50,000 copies since Feb 1st 2011. Steve also wrote the storyline for Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 3. He has been runner up in the British fantasy award, and won the Writers of the Future Award and the Scribe Award for best Media Tie-In in 2010. His most recent novel, The Black Chalice, was released in March 2011, and his collaborative VIRAL series is now available in ebook.