Pleasant Land (e-novel)
Title: Pleasant Land
ISBN 0 9548368 1 2
Format: Novel, approx 90,000 words
Genre: Sci-Fi Action Thriller - Jurassic Park meets Silent Running
The future is here, and it's overcrowded.
In order to house a human population that is exploding out of control, the government has been forced to adopt a policy of aggressive urban expansion, and every available square foot of undeveloped land is slowly being added to the urban sprawl. As a consequence, the animal kingdom is doomed to extinction as their last vestiges of natural habitat disappear forever.
The outcry from conservation groups prompts the government to institute The ARC Project, a scheme as ambitious as it is extraordinary: the remaining animal species will be culled and their DNA saved in a vast computer system in the hope that one day, somehow, science might be able to bring them back.
Orin Piper is the hard-bitten hunter employed by the project to conduct the culls, and who finds himself drawn into a conspiracy that threatens not just the project but the whole of civilisation.
Can one man make the difference between extinction and salvation?