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Bikini Atoll, South Pacific, 1954.
An aircraft carrier stationed near the Marshall Islands, witnesses the most powerful nuclear test in history, the terrifying "Castle Bravo" shot. But the test runs wildly out of control and creates the first true thermonuclear detonation. The carrier is hit by a blast that incinerates many of her crew. One young seaman, Ernie Walker, leaps overboard to escape the blast.
A fishing trawler picks up an old man floating amid a pocket of debris on an otherwise empty ocean. The crew find out the confused and afraid man's name: Ernie Walker. Ernie went under the water after the Castle Bravo blast, and when he came up again a moment later, more than half a century had passed him by. Taken to a local island, but fearing his government after what happened to the Bairoko's crew, Ernie flees before he can be questioned further.
Ethan Warner and Nicola Lopez learn of Ernie Walker's mysterious appearance in the Marshall Islands, but they quickly run foul of the CIA and North Korean agents working as sleeper cells in the USA, who are racing each other to find Ernie.
From the azure waters of the Pacific to the cold shores of the eastern seaboard, Ethan and Nicola find themselves on the hunt for a man who has defied time, but who wishes only to return to his own history. Caught up in the policies of countries willing to bend time to achieve their aims, Ethan, Nicola and Ernie head towards a final showdown on a remote Pacific island, where a device has been built that could literally change the face of human history: it will only work if Ernie is there, and every country on Earth wants to gain control of it...
Praise for Dean Crawford:
"The fossilized remains of a 7,000-year-old creature dug from the sands of the Negev Desert in Israel become the bones of contention in Dean Crawford's fast-paced debut thriller... The book neatly threads together a wild variety of plotlines." -Wall Street Journal
"... cleverly introduced premise... assured pacing and plotting... " - Publishers Weekly
"The action is frenetic, in the vein of Matthew Reilly's Scarecrow series. Crawford is an able storyteller who smoothly orchestrates the plot's twists and turns... " - Kirkus Reviews
"... brilliant high-concept, high-octane thriller... ." - The Guardian
"A fast-paced and entertaining yarn." - Melbourne Age
"Partly mythical read, part thriller this pacy tale is a page turner guaranteed to keep you up late." - The Sun
"Get the cameras rolling - Indiana Jones meets Alien. What a combination of mystery, suspense, and unspeakable horror. I loved it!" - R.L. Stine
"This is an amazingly good, intelligently told novel by an exciting new British author." - Eurocrime
"Earth-shattering intrigue, hyperdrive action and a desperate race to save humanity, cranked up to the max with scarily realistic science and apocalyptic religion thrown in for good measure . . . a major new talent has hit the mystery thriller scene!" - Scott Mariani
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dean Crawford began writing after his dream of becoming a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force was curtailed when he failed their stringent sight tests. His Ethan Warner series of high-concept novels have regularly featured on the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list and have sold all over the world. A full-time author, he lives with his partner and daughter in Surrey.
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Used availability for Dean Crawford's Event Horizon
May 2019 : Paperback
April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition