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Origin is now Available for Purchase
Xiphos is proud to announce the self-publication of Origin, a full-length, fast-paced action/thriller novel written by Roy Govier. A limited initial run has been produced to the highest professional standards, and is now available to the public as a softcover trade paperback. Read on to learn more about the novel and download the first two chapters for free, or jump directly to the ordering information section to purchase the full novel.
About the Novel
“...it’s been happening for millennia—many of the Greek legends tell of heroes returning from the underworld imbued with special gifts from the gods. Do you think that’s just a coincidence?”
Tonight was supposed to be Blaise Maitland's last night as a mercenary, but instead, he's being hunted across the top of a towering Superscraper complex still under construction, flagged by Paladin, his own employers, as a candidate for a terrifying and deadly experiment known as the Incarnate Program.
Years after that vicious battle, Maitland is living the normal life he always wanted, but the Incarnate Program is still operational, and new candidates are being abducted from all over the world. Now, their sights are set on Blaise's new flame, Rebecca Bowman.
Realising he can no longer hide, Blaise embarks on a death-defying, international rescue that takes him from the ruins of Wiltshire to a high-speed car chase through San Francisco, ultimately culminating at Paladin's own headquarters—a public building they will happily forsake to destroy him, even if it costs a thousand innocent lives.
Origin is set in the near future, and starts with an Australian expatriate career soldier on his final night working for a global consultancy group which hires out mercenaries and bounty hunters to anybody who can afford their top-level services. Little does he know that he has been selected for the Incarnate Program; a secret experiment with a one-hundred-percent mortality rate. In an epic fight for his life, he is confronted with an unbeatable foe in Alexander Quan, who has been tasked with bringing Maitland in no matter the cost.
Blaise is about to learn why Quan is such a dangerous adversary...
Featuring fast-paced action, exquisitely choreographed fight sequences, unforgettable characters, advanced weaponry and the most amazing car chase since The Matrix Reloaded, Origin is the perfect read for fans of Cussler, Crichton and Reilly. It is unlike anything you have ever read before, and will keep you hooked from start to finish. It features 15 intricate illustrations including six location maps and a four-page glossary, 500 pages of thrilling action, and is strictly limited to 50 copies in 2009.
Chapter Preview Download
The first two chapters of Origin are available as a free download! If you'd like to get a taste for the quality of the narrative and the suspense of the action sequences, what better way to do it than to start reading now! (Requires suitable PDF Reader)
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Origin is now only available in electronic format on PC, iPhone, Blackberry and Kindle via Amazon.com's Whispernet service. To purchase a copy, visit Origin at Amazon.com. If you like it, please go back and leave a review on the product page and help potential readers become fans!