|About the Book|
A story is never a good story unless it starts with a murder. The more unusual the murder, the better the story, generally speaking.Meet Caecilius (KAI-KILL-EE-USS) Rex, a young detective in the not-too-distant future, a smog-filled post apocalypticMoreA story is never a good story unless it starts with a murder. The more unusual the murder, the better the story, generally speaking.Meet Caecilius (KAI-KILL-EE-USS) Rex, a young detective in the not-too-distant future, a smog-filled post apocalyptic world riddled with crime and conspiracy. When a new case quite literally falls at Rexs feet, he teams up with his neighbour and associate Kendra Nai, an ex-army sergeant recently dismissed, to investigate. Little do they know that the events of The Atomic Circus will be the first step to solving the case of a lifetime.Extract from an exclusive interview with author K.C. Finn, courtesy of Megan Grooms at the Author Reader Mixer (http://author-reader-mixer.blogspot.c...Tell us a little about The Atomic Circus.Well TAC begins the story of our young protagonist, the 25 year old Caecilius Rex (that’s KAI-KILL-EE-USS for anyone interested in Latin pronunciation, but really you can say it however you like!). The events of this mystery unfold when a body is discovered out in the smog filled streets of the seaside town of Dartley. The victim appears to have perished in a very unusual way, which is right up the street of our detective friend, who is always called upon to solve unusual cases. For this particular mystery Cae calls upon the help of his new friend and recent next door neighbor Kendra Nai, a fierce ex-army sergeant who has recently been made redundant and is looking for something to fill the void in her life. The pair set out to investigate the odd death and begin to uncover a conspiracy that will bring them closer as friends, but also closer to an untimely death if they aren’t careful.Your book is set in the not too distant future. Is it a completely new world or are there things people will still recognize?I’ve been quizzed on this issue by some of my local readers too. There are plenty of recognizable devices and concepts as this world is our world after a war that caused destruction of apocalyptic standards. The new world is an amalgamation of things recovered and reintroduced from the old world and some startling new discoveries thanks to the chemical meltdown of the planet and the technological advances made by humans to survive in this new land.