THE DESCARTES EVOLUTION
A woman with a rare genetic illness must uncover her connection to a terrorist group before their next attack in this exciting new bio-thriller from the author of Disease X.
Lucas Grafton has spent the last ten years hunting the Conclave, a secret organization who took everything from him, including his very identity. Now he has a lead—an imminent terrorist attack on London—code-named “Descartes”. But he can’t connect the dots until a seemingly innocent woman appears during his stakeout.
Jenna Young can’t believe she was attacked and barely escaped with her life. Now she’s on the run with a stranger…and racing against the clock. With only a note left by her father after his death, telling her to use the code-word “Descartes” to get the pills that slow the progression of her illness, Jenna has only days before her body will start to rapidly deteriorate.
Lucas and Jenna must piece together why she’s wanted by a terrorist group she’s never heard of. And why, despite her claims that she needs an unknown and presumably illegal drug to stay alive, she seems to be getting stronger by the day…
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After a number of years wandering the world in search of adventure, N.J. Croft finally settled on a farm in the mountains and now lives off-grid, growing almonds, drinking cold beer, taking in stray dogs, and writing stories where the stakes are huge and absolutely anything can happen.
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Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
No. I never really thought about it until I was working as a volunteer in a remote African village and I ran out of books to read. I decided I’d have to write my own instead and never really stopped.
What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance?
Narnia. They were some of my favorite books growing up, and I love living close to nature (right now I live in the remote mountains in southern Spain between the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean.) Also I think it would be great to be able to talk to animals.
What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
Terminator – all of them.
If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Dogs. I already have three, all rescue dogs, but there’s always room for more. I also have two horses, two goats, five chickens, seven cats, and a three-legged Vietnamese pot-bellied house pig. Animals just have a way of turning up here.
How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
The actual writing of the first draft usually takes around a month, but I spend a lot of time plotting before I start writing and that can vary. Usually, at some point in the plotting process, my characters will start talking away in my head—that’s when I know I’m ready to start writing. Then after the first draft is completed, I probably take another month to edit. So maybe around three to four months in total.
What are your top 5 favorite movies?
If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
I’d probably read. A lot.
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Plot! I’m a total plotter.
What book do you wish you had written?
Dune. It’s one of my favorites and a book I can read over and over again.
If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?
I’d like to live I the future. I want to know what happens. Plus I’ve always wanted to travel into space and I might get to do that.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Thrillers, of course. I’m a strong believer in writing what you love to read.