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  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143567011
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.00

Combustion




Combustion takes you on a heart-pounding thrill ride as an airborne nano-tech virus turns every vehicle in the city into a ticking time bomb.

Los Angeles. Traffic clogs the streets. Smog chokes the city. And Zac Bunsen is going to burn it all down.

On a ruthless quest to save the planet, Bunsen releases the Swarm, an airborne nanotech virus that targets combustion engines and detonates their fuel supply. It is spectacularly, appallingly successful.

Terror and chaos reign as the City of Angels explodes. Every vehicle is now a deadly bomb and every freeway a war zone littered with bodies and twisted wrecks.

NASA astronaut Judd Bell and his best mate, Aussie chopper pilot Corey Purchase, must navigate the burning city in a desperate mission to stop Bunsen before he can execute the last phase of his horrific plan and send mankind back to the Stone Age.
Praise for Steve Worland's Books

'A brilliant rollercoaster ride of a novel. I couldn't put it down.' Hugh Jackman

'A cinematic blockbuster.' Men's Fitness

  • Pub date: 10 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143567011
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Steve Worland

Steve Worland has worked extensively in film and television in Australia and the USA. He wrote the screenplay for the smash hit Australian family film Paper Planes with director Robert Connolly, won the ACCTA award for best original screenplay for the same film, and adapted the movie into a bestselling novel for young readers. Steve has written screenplays for Working Title, Icon Productions and The Jim Henson Company, worked in script development for James Cameron's Lightstorm and wrote Fox Searchlight's Bootmen, which won five ACCTA awards. Steve also wrote the action-comedy telemovie Hard Knox for New Line Television, episodes of the Southern Star action series Big Sky and the Saturn award-winning Farscape. He is the author of the action-adventure novels Velocity, Combustion and Quick as well as the charity joke book The Bloke-a-saurus, which he wrote with his brother, Gus.

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