7 July 2005. Simon Weekes is travelling on the London underground. Shortly into the journey, his carriage is wrecked by a bomb. Virtually everyone is killed and almost all the survivors are injured. Simon is among the few to have escaped relatively unharmed. He quickly organises the band of survivors into a rescue team and together they help the maimed and the mutilated. In the days following, word of his heroics gets out and he finds himself under the media spotlight. The only thing is, he doesn't want the attention. He cant afford it. He has too much to lose.
About the Author
Stephen Thompson was born in Hackney to Jamaican parents. His first novel, Toy Soldiers, about a young man s attempts to overcome his drug addiction, was published in 2000 to critical acclaim. He has written several novels and plays. He was a member of the influential Royal Court Young People's Theatre. He has lectured in Creative Writing at a variety of educational establishments, including Birkbeck College and the University of Edinburgh; he is the recipient of an Arts Council New Writers Bursary and is a former Hawthornden Fellow. Thompson regularly reviews for various online and print media. He is publisher of the Colverstone Review.