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A new conspiracy thriller from international best-selling novelist Steven Savile.

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What people are saying…

“In the frighteningly realistic world of Sunfail, a shift in the polar magnetic fields is wreaking havoc on civilization . . . . With fast-paced action, awesome fight scenes (one between two brilliant female assassins is particularly well done), relatable heroes, and just the right balance between intrigue and plot twists, Sunfail is a fun and exciting read with a wide appeal perfect for fans of complex series heroes like Jack Reacher and Joe Ledger, with a dash of Dan Brown sensibility.”

“Scary conspiracy thriller . . . Clever.”
Publishers Weekly

“From Akashic Books‘s Infamous imprint comes Steve Saville’s Sunfail (Nov.) which stars New York City subway electrician and former Special Forces soldier Jake Quinn as he fights a conspiracy by the world’s richest men to destroy the world.”
Library Journal

“Does fiction get much darker than the sun going out forever? Not in my book—or Savile’s either! In this atmospheric little dystopia the sun is dimming, weather is changing, and regular people are getting weirder as time goes on . . . . Savile lavishes attention on words to excellent, sense-heavy effect; New York is a ‘beaten city’ with ‘weeping bricks.’ Deliberate and creepy, this taps into genuine human traits like fear, greed, and stupidity.”
Library Journal’s Books for Dudes column

“This fast-paced speculative thriller delves into the machinations of a sinister secret organization.”
Shelf Awareness

“There are Mayan code names and conspiracies swirling in this fantastic novel, but the ending . . . will leave readers hoping there is a sequel. . . . Any readers who have been fans of Dan Brown’s conspiracies will enjoy Savile, who is a master of his craft. . . . Long-time fans of Steven Savile’s novels won’t be disappointed with this latest novel, and readers who have never read Savile before will have a new favorite author.”
New York Journal of Books

“Savile’s storytelling is riveting. He keeps to the plot, sparing readers the insipid backstories that often weigh down global thrillers.”
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“Quite entertaining. . . . [Sunfail] will grab your attention and keep you turning the pages as you attempt to figure out how our heroes will escape the traps set for them.”
East Niagara Post

“Intriguing and fast-paced. . . . A wickedly clever tale in which the action never relents.”
Fresh Fiction

“Steven Savile’s fear-inducing novel of apocalyptic proportions, Sunfail, will no doubt inspire the next generation of street-corner crazies wielding The End Is Nigh signs. Prepare yourself for a wild ride. Next stop, the end of the world.”
—Jeremy Robinson, author of Island 731 and Uprising

“Darkly foreboding and all too plausible, Savile’s writing explodes off the page like a shark hunting through deep water; by the time you can see it clearly, it is far too late to get away.”
—Joseph Nassise, New York Times best selling author of The Heretic

Sunfail is the most entertaining novel I’ve read in the last twelve months . . . by a mile. Beautifully written, well paced, but above all just a cracking story. A book you can get lost in. Sunfail delivers on every single page.”
—Sean Black, author of the Ryan Lock series

“Savile has forged a world of shadow conspiracies that are all too real. Packed with hold-your-breath writing that pushes the characters into one tense cut-the-blue-wire scene after another, Savile lands raw punches that connect explosively. This is thriller writing at its grittiest, and finest.”
—Nick Cole, author of Soda Pop Soldier

Praise for Steven Savile:

“Savile has a flair for finding beauty in the macabre.”
Guardian (UK)

“Move over, Dan Brown!”
—Stel Pavlou, best-selling author of Decipher


Dogs howl in the streets, running wild. Birds fall dead from the sky. Even the sun itself is failing. As darkness descends all hell breaks loose and terrorists strike hard and fast, taking out the army base at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, leaving Manhattan vulnerable.

Jake Carter is an NYC subway electrician and former Special Forces operative. When he finds two young men spraying graffiti across the subway station walls, he realizes their marks aren’t gang tags or band names: they are a message, a call to arms spelled out in a lost language. The Hidden are communicating with each other. The end of the world has arrived, and it’s being orchestrated by those unseen—for profit.

Carter finds himself dragged into a world of conspiracy and menace by a woman he hasn’t spoken to in over a decade: Sandra Keane, his ex-girlfriend, is one of the few who knows what’s going on. She has just turned against her paymasters, and now she’s running for her life with nowhere left to hide. With Sandra, Carter must answer some impossible questions: How do you fight an enemy you cannot see? How do you defeat ghosts? How do you stop some of the richest and most powerful men in the world when they own the shadows? And most important of all, how do you stay alive when the world around you is dying?

Infamous Books, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books’ mission is to connect readers worldwide to thriller, crime fiction, and street lit authors both familiar and new.

Read interviews with Steven Savile at The Readers’ Forum Magazine and My Bookish Ways.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Published: 11/3/15
  • IBSN: 9781617754067
  • e-IBSN: 9781617754265


STEVEN SAVILE, a multiple finalist for the British Fantasy Award, has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Stargate, Warhammer, Sláine, Fireborn, Pathfinder, and other popular game and comic series. He wrote the story for the international best-selling computer game Battlefield 3, which sold over five million copies in its week of release, and served as head writer for the popular online children’s game Spineworld. He is coauthor, with Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, of H.N.I.C. Sunfail is his latest novel.

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