The world outside is more dangerous than they could ever have imagined… #TheForcing #CoverReveal @Hardisty_Paul @OrendaBooks

OMFG I’m so excited today! The fabulous Karen Sullivan of Orenda asked me if I wanted to reveal the cover for Paul Hardisty’s book which is out in February 2023 and I jumped at the chance. I absolutely LOVE Paul’s books so this was a no brainer and immediately pre ordered this one because… it’s bloody Paul Hardisty of course!

If you aren’t familiar with Paul or his books, here’s a bit of info (and pleeeease add his books to your TBR as they are phenomenal reads!)


About the Author

Canadian Paul E Hardisty has spent 25 years working all over the world as an
engineer, hydrologist and environmental scientist. He has roughnecked on oil rigs in Texas, explored for gold in the Arctic, mapped geology in Eastern Turkey (where he was befriended by PKK rebels), and rehabilitated water wells in the wilds of Africa. He was in Ethiopia in 1991 as the Mengistu regime fell, and was bumped from one of the last flights out of Addis Ababa by bureaucrats and their families fleeing the rebels. In 1993 he survived a bomb blast in a café in Sana’a. Paul is a university professor and CEO of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). The first four novels in his Claymore Straker series, The Abrupt Physics of Dying, The Evolution of Fear, Reconciliation for the Dead and Absolution all received great critical acclaim and The Abrupt Physics of Dying was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger and Telegraph Thriller of the Year. Paul is a sailor, a private pilot, keen outdoorsman, conservation volunteer, and lives in Western Australia.


About the Book: 

Lured by rumours of tropical sanctuary, a disparate group of men and women escape their inhospitable exile to seek freedom, in a near future where civilization has collapsed. A cataclysmic, clarion-call climate-change thriller from one of the world’s leading environmental scientists…

Civilisation is collapsing. Frustrated and angry after years of denial and inaction, a ‘government of youth’ has taken power in North America, and deemed all those older than a prescribed age responsible for the current state of the world, and decreed they should be ‘relocated’, their property and assets confiscated.

David Ashworth, known by his friends and students as Teacher, and his wife May, find themselves among the thousands being moved to ‘new accommodation’ in the abandoned southern deserts – thrown together with a wealthy industrialist and his wife, a high court lawyer, two recent immigrants to America, and a hospital worker. Together, they must come to terms with their new lives in a land rendered unrecognisable.

As the terrible truth of their situation is revealed, lured by rumours of a tropical sanctuary where they can live in peace, they plan a perilous escape. But the world outside is more dangerous than they could ever have imagined.  And for those who survive, nothing will ever be the same again…


Sounds like another incredible read! So now, how about I show you the amazing cover!

A cataclysmic, clarion-call, near-future climate-change thriller from one of the world’s leading environmental scientists…



Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing cover. I don’t know if I can hold out until February to read this!!  Available for pre order now though, so why not click that button – I did! It would be great if you could help spread the word by liking, sharing and retweeting the ass off this bad-boy! Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ #spreadthebooklove