Fox

£9.99

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-910895-29-0
Format: Paperback
Price: £9.99
Release date: October 2018

A virulent disease carried by foxes is spreading across Europe. In London an urgent cull is underway,  spearheaded by Frank Smith, the  young  Master  of the Hyde Park Hunt. But for Britain’s paranoid Prime Minister, fox flu is a chance to foist the ultimate in surveillance technology on an unsuspecting population: the Mulberry Tree system, secretly bought from the Chinese.

When biochemist Christophe Hardy discovers the conspiracy, he finds himself caught up in a chase which starts in Beijing and ends in Northumbria, involving animal-rights activists, a beautiful female missionary, high-society Chinese assassins, and the world’s most innovative catering venture, the Pu Dong Pudding Company.

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Blurb

Fox, by Anthony Gardner, is a satirical thriller. Foxes are carrying a virulent disease that’s spreading across Europe. For this, in London an urgent call is underway. But for Britain’s paranoid Prime Minister fox flu is a change to foist the ultimate surveillance technology on an unsuspecting population. This is the Mulberry Tree system, which Britain secretly bought from the Chinese. When biochemist Christophe Hardy discovers the conspiracy, he finds himself caught up in a chase, which starts in Beijing and ends in Northumbria. As a result, this chase will involve animal-rights activists, high society Chinese assassins and the world’s most innovative catering venture.

Reviews

The Church Times says of Anthony Gardner’s novel that it ‘is part thriller, part satire, part farce and wholly brilliant.’

The Irish Times calls Fox by Anthony Gardner, ‘Fantastical, futuristic, but oddly familiar.’ Read the whole article here.

‘The story is infectious’ writes The South China Morning Post, adding that, ‘The prose, light and fleet of foot, reminded me of Evelyn Waugh.’

About the Author

Anthony Gardner is an Irish author and journalist based in London. As an editor, he founded the Royal Society of Literature’s magazine, RSL, and has written for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including The Sunday Times, the Irish Times and Slightly Foxed. Fox is his first novel published with Scotland Street Press.