Foxby Published 29 Jan 2016
A new disease transmitted by foxes has arrived in mainland Europe and threatens to reach England. London, with its enormous urban-fox population, is on high alert, and the government has called in the experts to combat the problem: the huntsmen from the shires, complete with horses and hounds. The foxes, though, are not the only cunning creatures posing a threat: the British Prime Minister is intent on introducing a new mass-surveillance system, acquired in secrecy from the Chinese government in return for suppressing a radical Christian movement, the Brothers of Light. Standing in his way are biochemistry lecturer Christophe Hope, council-tax rebel Matt Dunstable and urban foxhunters Frank Smith and Anna McCormack - but can they outwit the British intelligence services and China's Belgravia-based assassins, Jonty and Fay Lo? Part satire, part thriller, Fox is fast-moving, thought-provoking and hilarious.