‘Dystopia’ is a high-octane political thriller set during the UK’s Brexit referendum, with an intriguing love story that enthrals up to its climactic ending.

Ellis has the right degree, family, connections – and a great pad in Brighton. But he’s in with the wrong crowd – a notorious DJ and the beautiful yet enigmatic Madeleine who has a hold over him from the moment they meet. When Ellis becomes prime suspect in the murder of a model, he escapes by enlisting in the European Secret Intelligence Service in Paris. Caught in the clutches of a dark political underworld, he must embark on a helter-skelter journey across France to survive.

About the Author

James Rowlins studied literature in Paris before heading to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for his PhD. He is a specialist in noir fiction and film. ‘Dystopia’ is his first novel, but he has been writing stories for as long as he can remember. He currently lives in East Sussex and lectures at Brighton’s Screen and Film School.