`Stoking terror has been a staple of thrillers ever since Erskine Childers wrote "The Riddle of the Sands" more than 100 years ago. Foreign invasions? Deadly microbes? Nuclear explosions? Each decade boasts its emblematic page-turners. These may be works of fiction, but for the most part they are inspired by the real-world terrors of their own particular time... [Ultimatum is] a cut above ... The heir to Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton, Ultimatum is better than either. The first politico-diplomatic-disaster thriller, Mr Glass's engrossing work leaves the reader thinking long after the last page is turned... His portrait of the effects of global warming is as vivid as it is dark. The author's research, both scientific and political, is meticulous, yet it never swamps the story. The book may be set in the future, but it is really about today. Ultimatum does a better job of convincing the reader about the price the world will pay for its complacency about global warming than any international grandstanding or dry scientific reports... This is a novel for politician and non-politician alike. And the ending is brilliant.'
About the Author
Matthew Glass is a pseudonym. Ultimatum is his first novel.