The book is the first major novel on the human side of climate change. It cuts through the science to look at the impact of climate change on people, showing how climate change is systematically displacing people from their homes. Told through the eyes of an environmental journalist on a bike, the book is a powerful story that draws on the author s considerable experience of the issues and the countries that feature in the book. Cycling through West and East Africa, David Fulshaw meets people who have been forced from their homes because of the climate change that Western countries are largely causing. He writes critical articles about the West s failure to curb carbon emissions, and is especially damning of United States policy. The US, he points out, is invading the sovereignty of other countries. The man on a bike s articles are strong enough to attract the attention of the CIA who decide that he cannot be allowed to besmirch the name of the US. A plot is hatched to remove him. Drama and pathos combine with wit and humour to make this a powerful novel for our time. A novel can reveal truth in a profound way. Let Live is one such novel. Set in 2007, in the dying stages of the George W Bush presidency, the book is a strong challenge to Western government policies on climate change. Let Live is published by Longstone Books. ISBN: 078-0-9568344-1-6; 240 pages, price £8.99.