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The Forcing

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Lured by rumors of tropical sanctuary, a disparate group of men and women escape their inhospitable exile to seek freedom, in a near future where civilization has collapsed. A cataclysmic, clarion-call climate-change thriller from one of the world's leading environmental scientists...

Civilization is collapsing. Frustrated and angry after years of denial and inaction, a 'government of youth' has taken power in North America, and deemed all those older than a prescribed age responsible for the current state of the world, and decreed they should be 'relocated', their property and assets confiscated.

David Ashworth, known by his friends and students as Teacher, and his wife May, find themselves among the thousands being moved to 'new accommodation' in the abandoned southern deserts – thrown together with a wealthy industrialist and his wife, a high court lawyer, two recent immigrants to America, and a hospital worker. Together, they must come to terms with their new lives in a land rendered unrecognizable.

As the terrible truth of their situation is revealed, lured by rumors of a tropical sanctuary where they can live in peace, they plan a perilous escape. But the world outside is more dangerous than they could ever have imagined. And for those who survive, nothing will ever be the same again...

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A bold, beautifully written and imagined novel about an all-too plausible future - Paul Hardisty is a visionary." - Luke McCallin

"Outstanding! Thrilling and thought-provoking.If there's any justice, this book will be HUGE!!!" - Michael J Malone

"An excellent blend of deep suspense, thriller and - to be honest - horror. The message within it is all too plausible, the solution to the problem distinctly chilling. Wonderfully pitched and easily believable." - James Oswald

"The book I've been waiting and hoping for." - Paul Waters

"Fierce, thoughtful, deeply humane and always compelling. Tightly plotted, the tension builds from page one and never relents." - David Whish-Wilson

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