After emigrating from England to Australia, Keith lived there for five years as a child before his family moved back to England. He received a bachelor’s degree in German from Leicester University and moved to Germany in 1983 where he worked as a self-employed translator for over 20 years before becoming a lecturer at the University of Siegen in 2005. From there he received a master’s degree in English literature and is currently working on a Ph.D. about the effects of Darwinism on early science fiction between 1818 and 1918. He is still teaching English at the University of Siegen, and claims it is the “best job in the world”.
From New York Times #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other. Anthony Davis and his partner Chaz are the only real people in a city of 20 million, sent there by court order to find out what happened in the real world 10 days ago so that hidden evidence can be brought to light and located in the real city today.
Within the re-created Snapshot of May 1st, Davis and Chaz are the ultimate authorities. Flashing their badges will get them past any obstruction and overrule any civil right of the dupes around them. But the crimes the detectives are sent to investigate seem like drudgery—until they stumble upon the grisly results of a mass killing that the precinct headquarters orders them not to investigate. That’s one order they have to refuse.
The hunt is on. And though the dupes in the replica city have no future once the Snapshot is turned off, that doesn’t mean that both Davis and Chaz will walk out of it alive tonight.
Film rights have now been optioned by MGM, with Broken Road Productions and Entertainment 360 producing.