Publisher: DJM Entertainment; Fourth edition (29th February 2016)
Source: Author provided review copy
The human race teeters on the brink of extinction in a solar system choking under the glare of a dying sun. An assassin for the Martian Interstellar Correction Agency, Steele has one more assignment to complete before a big payoff and the chance of a new life: a job that will reveal the true horrors of man's futile existence and threaten the very people who make his life worth living.
As mankind draws its final breath, what would you do to save your family?
October Rain is an intelligently written novella that is reminiscent of the author's full length novel The Dead Lands, which I loved. There is great attention to detail, which truly brought the bleakness of the environment to life. The tension of the story builds with each chapter; once I'd started reading, I couldn't stop until I'd reached the conclusion, I simply had to find out what happened to Steele at the end. I'd love this to be the start of a series as Steele is such an interesting character and to find out more about him and his story would be fantastic! Breathtaking.