About the Book
The President of the United States believes the world will be a better place if split, north and south, by an imaginary border that protects the wealth of his powerful friends from a resource hungry world. Imported goods will have massive tariffs, with technology exports equally overpriced, and all immigration will be banned.
While the planet starves, a pandemic takes its toll and nuclear war looms. The imaginary border, known as The Second Meridian, is only one part of his plan. Another is to send hundreds of handpicked elites into space, to orbit in pods for the duration of the impending war, before returning to rebuild.
One pod inadvertently leaves orbit, and with nowhere to go, the crew—five males and five females—must make the best of their supplies or take the self-destruct option. As they enter deep space the nuclear war erupts, and they cannot return.
With gravity drawing them closer to the sun, they must ponder their fate.
What freak of nature will help them survive?
Features & Details
Dan Cotton spent the first fifteen years of his working life travelling the world in the Grey Funnel line (the Royal Navy). He then joined the world of commerce and pretty much carried on travelling as before. In the eighties, he started a business that eventually listed on the Stock Exchange and delisted in 1989 after the crash of 1987. He didn’t make much money, but he learned the hard way, about the underbelly of high-end business operations and decided there were better ways to earn a crust. Twelve years in the IT world kept him going until he decided to do his own thing and start an art gallery with a picture framing service. In the event that he doesn’t make squillions from his writing, he will be still framing, painting and writing until he carks it. * In 2000, he developed the irresistible urge to put fingers to keyboard, and bash out a story that had been in his mind for at least 40 years.