Format Hardcover
Publication Date 02/07/17
ISBN 9781681773186
Trim Size / Pages 6 x 9 in / 452

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A Novel

Sam Wilson

In a volatile society ruled and divided by its citizens' zodiac signs, a serial killer is on the loose: is it a misguided revolution or something more sinister?

A startling new thriller with one of the most original concepts in years, where the line between a life of luxury and an existence of poverty can be determined by the stroke of midnight.

In a California of a not-too-distant-future, a series of uniquely brutal murders targets victims from totally different walks of life. In a society divided according to Zodiac signs, those differences are cast at birth and binding for life. All eyes are on detective Jerome Burton and astrological profiler Lindi Childs—divided in their beliefs over whether the answer is written in the stars, but united in their conviction that there is an ingenious serial killer executing a grand plan.

Together, they will unravel a dark tale of betrayal, lost love, broken promises and a devastating truth with the power to tear their world apart . .

Sam Wilson has written, developed, and directed a number of television programs and documentaries. Zodiac is his début novel. He lives in South Africa.

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Endorsements & Reviews

"Zodiac delivers more than a narration of police investigation and serial killer chase. The reader can feel the challenges of a society with an apartheid-like system. The book flows fast as the author has built the suspense from the beginning of the story. A good read!" Mystery Tribune
"Smart and compelling, Sam Wilson is a bold storyteller with an amazing mind who takes you to unexpected places." Lauren Beukes, author of 'The Shining Girls'
"A brilliant and original premise, twisty plot, witty dialogue, and characters you can really get behind—Zodiac is an absolute blast. This is a must-read, and I’m struggling to think of a reader who wouldn’t love it." Sarah Lotz, author of 'Day Four'
"All the more impressive considering that it is author Sam Wilson's debut novelist, Zodiac clearly reveals his genuine flair for his authentic and extraordinary storytelling skills and ability to consistently engage his reader's attention from cover to cover." Midwest Book Review
"An adroitly written thriller by a novelist who proves to have impeccable storytelling skills. It is undoubtedly a book which works both on the level of its intriguing concept and sheer narrative nous." Barry Forshaw, author of 'Nordic Noir' and 'Euro Noir'
"The finest dystopian novels—1984, The Handmaid’s Tale, A Clockwork Orange, and my personal favorite, Vladimir Nabokov’s Bend Sinister—make a connection with their dark fiction grounded in the reality of our present age. A society divided by preconception and controlled by selfish interests is certainly aligned with current times. Zodiac has an important message to impart, and Wilson tells it in an entertaining manner." Criminal Element
"Clever. Crime fans looking for something different will be satisfied." Publishers Weekly
"An enjoyable tale with dramatic payoffs. Readers will definitely enjoy the hesitant-but-growing working relationship between Burton and Childs and want to read more stories with them." Mystery Scene