Virgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun Park – the world’s last natural landscape, overshadowed though it is by a sprawling coastal megacity. She maintains public safety and order in the park, but her bosses have brought out a hotshot cowboy to help her catch some drug runners who are affecting tourism. She senses the company is holding something back from her, and she’s not keen on working with an outsider like Nate Sixkiller.
When an imaginary animal from her troubled teenage years reappears, Virgin takes it to mean one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. When the dead bodies start piling up around her and Nate, she decides on the latter.
Something terrible is about to happen in the park and Virgin and her new partner are standing in its path…
Due for release in May 2014, Peacemaker is the first novel in Marianne de Pierres' new series of the same name coming from Angry Robot Books. Partly inspired by her graphic novel, and with artwork by Joey Hi-Fi, this here looks like something special. I've always enjoyed Marianne's work, from her Parrish Plessis novels to the Sentients of Orion series, and her short collection, Glitter Rose, was a joy to read. To say I'm looking forward to this would be an understatement!