In the near future an impossible virus is giving people the ability to summon two identical physical copies of themselves into existence at any time and in any situation – sending them murderously insane as a side-effect. They call the infected 'Triplers'.
Harry Allwear is a specialist tracker working to eradicate the Tripler threat, a disciplined, highly-trained ex-soldier with an impressive kill record. He's also a Tripler himself, kept sane only by experimental medication, nicotine, and an obsession with the music of David Bowie. Distrusted by the boss of his organisation and considered a liability and a wild card by those in power, he's a Tripler hunting others of his kind in order to serve the greater good – and keep his sanity-preserving medication coming.
But when a Tripler bomber wreaks havoc in his home city of London, Harry discovers his tracker colleagues murdered, his organisation devastated, and the doctor who created his medication kidnapped. Out of meds, low on resources, and burning with a desire for payback, Harry learns the startling truth: the Triplers have unified into an army, and are engineering a radical new dawn for the planet Earth.
Harry may be the only one equipped to stop the coming war, but he has a serious problem: his sanity is already slipping away. And the most lethal enemy of all could be one of his own selves…
Sounds very cool. Any protagonist kept sane by the music of David Bowie has got to be a fun read. The book can be found here:
About the author
Neil Vogler is an ex-freelance journalist and lifelong sci-fi and fantasy fan who lives in Devon, UK. Around thirty of his short stories have been published by December House so far, across two anthologies – We Are Now (Flash Fiction Fest #1) published in 2012 and Deadly Sins (Flash Fiction Fest #2) published in 2013. Tripler is his debut novel, the first of a trilogy.