Author(s): Louise Welsh
Magnus McFall is no stranger to trouble, but he never expected a life sentence. He is arrested and imprisoned without trial just as a pandemic called 'The Sweats' hits London. An alliance with long-termer Jeb leads to a flight through the devastated city and into a countryside fraught with danger. When the pair joins a group of survivors and a murder is discovered, Magnus is forced to question who he can trust and who will die next.
The second instalment in the thrilling new Plague Times trilogy from the author of A Lovely Way to Burn.
Praise for A Lovely Way to Burn . A terrifying journey into the possible, this is dystopia for today. Feral, frightening and fascinating, A Lovely Way to Burn gripped and chilled me in equal measure Val McDermid Louise Welsh writes elegantly and has visualised London in extremis with immense and detailed clarity. It is all very exciting, and there are two more volumes to come Literary Review This is a novel rich in the kind of iridescent word painting that has long been Welsh's speciality, and the vulnerable, often maladroit Stevie is a wonderful protagonist ... readers will be impatient for the second in the trilogy Independent A Lovely Way to Burn is a dystopian thriller set in an all-too-plausible version of contemporary London. Welsh puts her own distinctive mark on it ... this intelligent thriller creates an alarmingly convincing picture of London on the brink of disintegration; it reminds us how fragile we are Andrew Taylor, The Spectator The London of the novel at once recalls sci-fi dystopia, Dante's Inferno and accounts of the 1665 great plague Sunday Times
Louise Welsh is the author of five highly acclaimed novels including The Cutting Room and, most recently, A Lovely Way to Burn. She has been the recipient of several awards. Death is a Welcome Guest is the second novel in the Plague Times trilogy. Visit Louise's website for more information: www.louisewelsh.com