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In the dead of night, a huge whale strands itself on Brighton beach. Soon whales are blocking shipping, travelling up the Thames to the heart of London, aggressively stranding themselves in incredible numbers on crowded beaches...
Amidst public hysteria, controversial marine biologist Roddy Ormond suspects the whales are communicating a terrible warning. When he tries to investigate with journalist Kate Gunning, the clues point to a scandal involving a ruthless shipping magnate and cynical government figures. Roddy and Kate are soon in grave danger. But what is the secret they must uncover? And can the code of the whales' language be cracked? The answers are deep in the ocean, where catastrophe lies...
Mike Croft is the thriller pen name of novelist Mike Stocks, whose poignant indian comedy White Man Falling won the 2006 Goss First Novel Award. Also a poet, Mike's first collection Folly is published by Herla, while Sonnets, his translations of Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli's Romanesco poems, is published by Oneworld Classics. He is the founder-editor of the poetry magazine Anon. He lived in Edinburgh, but has recently relocated to Penzance.