by Adam Baker
Hodder & Stoughton Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781444709032
Date: 14 April 2011 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: The end of the world has never been more popular - in terms of fiction, at least! Début novel, Outpost is a chilling (in more ways than one) post-apocalyptic horror story that Hodder are justifiably excited about, not least as it comes from home grown talent in the form of new British author Adam Baker. Due for release in April this is one to watch, for sure.
"They took the job to escape the world.
Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home. But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic. One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands. The Rampart crew are marooned. They must survive the long Arctic winter, then make their way home alone. They battle starvation and hypothermia, unaware that the deadly contagion that has devastated the world is heading their way... "