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JACK LUTZ In Person With Paul

July 01, 2022
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JACK LUTZ In Person With Paul
Show Notes

Jack Lutz chats to Paul Burke about his new novel LONDON IN BLACK, dystopian murder mysteries, London's past, thriller pace, Cleopatra's Needle and a guest appearance by Jack's Mum's cat.

LONDON IN BLACK: THE ATTACKS WON’T STOP. NEITHER WILL SHE.
LONDON 2027
Terrorists deploy London Black, a highly sophisticated nerve gas, at Waterloo Station. For ten percent of the population - the ‘Vulnerables’ - exposure means near-certain death. Only a lucky few survive.
LONDON 2029
Copy-cat strikes plague the city, its Vulnerable inhabitants kept safe by regular Boost injections. As the anniversary of the first attacks draws near, DI Lucy Stone, a guilt-ridden Vulnerable herself, is called to investigate a gruesome murder of a scientist. Her investigation soon unearths the possibility that he was working on an antidote – one that Lucy desperately needs, as her Boosts become less and less effective.

But is the antidote real? And can Lucy solve the case before her Boosts stop working?

JACK LUTZ lives in London with his wife and daughter. He is fascinated by the city he calls home and loves to read about and explore it; The idea for this book came to him while changing trains on the Tube. London in Black is his first novel.

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Five Minds - Guy Morpuss (Viper)
The Adventures of Isobel - Candas Jane Dorsey (Pushkin Press)

Produced by Junkyard Dog
Music courtesy of Southgate and Leigh
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Paul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.