Max Gordon. Wanted for murder.Two thousand freezing metres high in the mountain peaks, Max Gordon is grappling with death.His race to win an X-treme sports challenge has become a race to survive. Max witnesses the last moments of a mysterious Basque monk, who screams a cryptic clue before plummeting to his death. The clue is a prophecy that fortells of a cataclysmic ecological event which will kill millions across Europe.Now Max is trapped in the darkness of a dead man's secret and the hunt is on. How will Max prove his innocence when nobody will trust him - and he can trust no one?
David Gilman is an incredibly exciting new talent to the Puffin list. The author of Danger Zone: The Devil's Breath, he is also a successful screenwriter. For the last six years David has been principal writer on A Touch of Frost, with last year's episode garnering a BAFTA nomination. He served in the Parachute Regiment's Reconnaissance Platoon and has has travelled the world, gathering inspiration for his books along the way.