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(The second book in the Atlantia series)
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The Atlantia is all that remains of humanity: a former fleet frigate turned prison-ship fleeing a horrific apocalypse now consuming the galaxy. Manned by an uneasy alliance of exhausted military staff, untrustworthy former convicts and desperate civilians, the Atlantia's crew have vowed to run no more. The war has begun...

But the terrifying technological horror that has consumed mankind is closer at hand than the crew realises. Answering a faint distress call from deep space, the crew are forced to confront not only their own worst nightmare, an outbreak of the Legion's Infectors aboard ship, but also an attack from the most reviled and feared species in the known galaxy, the Veng'en.

Confronted by danger both within and beyond, in deep space and alone, new alliances will be forged and friendships tested to their limits as Evelyn, Andaim, Captain Idris Sansin and those who follow them face for the first time their greatest foes in open battle...

Retaliator is the second volume of the Atlantia series from internationally best-selling author Dean Crawford and is 100,000 words in length.


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


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.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Used availability for Dean Crawford's Retaliator

Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Retaliator: (Atlantia Series Book 2) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Dean Crawford
ISBN: 1-5003-7444-X / 978-1-5003-7444-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Retaliator (Atlantia Series Book 2)
Author(s): Dean Crawford
Publisher: Fictum Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA