"Tense, related to, Camden’s Knife is a brilliant near-future mystery with a startlingly actual experience of plausibility. In a global that is falling aside, can one usual individual make a distinction? large stuff! Kavanagh can write!”
–Hugo Award-winner David Wingrove, writer of the Chung Kuo sequence and the Roads To Moscow trilogy
In this close to destiny pop-culture-filled dystopian novel, the US is less than the darkish cloud of a brand new envirus, Camden-Young’s affliction. Unleashed 5 years prior from an explosion at a genetic engineering laboratory, the stealth envirus has laid waste to seventy four% of Caucasians among puberty and their early thirties whereas the opposite 26% are mysteriously immune. From flu-like assaults to excruciating fevers, hair loss, blindness, madness and dying, there is not any remedy; the one respite on hand being the Febrifuge Blue line of prescription drugs managed by way of the Southern United agencies conglomerate used to regard signs of the objective inhabitants whereas extensively utilized recreationally by way of the lucky Sixers.
Dr. Arthur Camden, dispatched from the corporate a 12 months past via the robust and cruel govt Trisha Lane, believes a formulation for a healing (which may smash SUE’s highly profitable cash computing device) is contained in a couple of notebooks seized while he used to be fired. for his or her go back, Camden’s prepared to interchange 4 oz. of the differently unobtainable distillate CY6A4 he purloined prior to he was once disregarded that Lane craves to fabricate an experimental potion of incredible potential.
David Stonetree, Lane’s new administrative assistant, turns into the intermediary among the avid gamers during this high-stakes chess fit, spurred on by means of the truth that his companion Sharon has simply been clinically determined as a CYD-positive. Torn among Lane’s seductive wiles and Camden’s selfless decency he eventually takes a stand which could rate him his task and probably his and Camden’s lives.
The tale keeps in Kavanagh’s sequel, Weekend At Prism, with some of the characters returning in Las Vegas for the $100M international Standoff! event and “the greatest rock live performance ever held within the background of the Universe.”
Praise for Sixers
“Terrific.” – Scott Turow, writer of Presumed blameless and Burden of Proof
“(a) well-wrought debut…both enticing and enjoyable to read.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“A wonderful debut novel…skillfully crafted…gripping and disturbing…an vital new voice.” – Rave Reviews
“A author to reckon with…engrossing and well-written.” - West Coast evaluate of Books
“This is a courageous, terrific book.” – Arthur Shay, conversing Volumes