Here is the the cover art and synopsis of Christopher Priest’s next novel, The Adjacent:

A photographer returns to a near-future Britain after the death of his wife in a terrorist incident in Afghanistan. And finds that the IRGB has, itself, been suffering terrorist attacks. But no-one knows quite what is happening or how. Just that there are similarities between what killed the photographer’s wife and what happened in West London. Soon he is drawn into a hall of mirrors at the heart of government. In the First World War a magician is asked to travel to the frontline to help a naval aerial reconnaissance unit hide its planes from the German guns. On the way to France he meets a certain H.G. Wells. In the Second World War on the airfields of Bomber Commands there is also an obsession with camouflage, with misdirection. With deceit. And in a garden, an old man raises a conch shell to his ear and initiates the first Adjacency.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (June 20, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0575105364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575105362

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