Author: Sean Cregan
Published: January 2011
The cover on the copy I have is different to the one shown here - it is of a skyline which has been marred by blood splatter. The spine is red with thick font for the title so it stands out.
The concept of this really intrigued me – to have ticking bombs literally walking around amongst the living and to know when you time is drawing near but that when you pass you’ll cause mass panic & disarray.
The book itself kept me guessing as to the complete plot, and I was swept along with the characters in the pursuit of a cure. Some parts are a bit gross, overall it’s a brilliant thriller. I did get a bit irate with Charlie Garrett though, the cop with a personal stake in finding a cure for this ticking curse. Instead of spending time with those he holds dear he blindly launches into the pursuit of finding the cure.
men and women walk the streets, their lives literally ticking away. The Clocks are victims of a new serial crime, their existence kept secret by the authorities for fear of a wave of panic spreading through the Newport City East coast city. Kidnapped by the mysterious Curator and subjected to the Curse - a medical procedure which ensures a fatal drug will be released into their nervous system one year after implantation -- they are headed for certain death. But now they are fighting back. A suicidal Clock, determined to bring their plight to the public's attention, has detonated a bomb, killing dozens. Journalist Maya Cassinelli, whose ex-boyfriend is one of the dead, and cop Charlie Garrett, whose Clock girlfriend is about to die, are on a desperate search for answers, closely shadowed by members of the elite Foundation, who want control of the Curse's revolutionary and lucrative bio-technology. With everyone hunting the Cure, who will find it first? The Clocks are ticking... US
Source – Many thanks to Headline, a copy was received in return for an honest review.