Under the Sun is a life-questioning novel about choices: in politics, in business and in love.
Criss-crossing the globe from London to Paris, China and North Korea it is set against a backdrop of world recession, declining energy resources and a changing climate.
Under the Sun is also a love story, but with a difference: its underlying theme is truth, in a world of corporate PR where facts blur with lies.
Rupert, an underpaid London journalist, loves his girlfriend, Polly, but she has expensive tastes. He rides a bicycle, wants to save the planet and hates four-wheel drives.
Verity, who runs a Public Relations company, loves her husband, Frank - twenty years her senior. Frank doesn't know it yet, but he is about to start selling nuclear power plants and ask Verity to do the PR.
Mystery surrounds both Verity's father's death and the nuclear power system she is trying to sell.
It's the hottest summer on record and Rupert's bike and Verity's Range Rover collide on a London street.