The Last Oracle: A Climate Fiction Thriller

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

As a series of bizarre climate-related events occur across our planet, it seems the world is edging towards a catastrophic tipping point.

Rex Daingerfield is the owner of a giant fracking company that seeks to exploit a rich seam of oil in the environmentally sensitive Greenland ice shelf. But Daingerfield has a nemesis – his daughter. Born to an Egyptian mother, she is inducted as the Oracle of the Temple of Sekhmet. Her role is to protect the earth from the likes of her father.

The Oracle recruits the world’s greatest negotiator, Sam Jardine, to convince her father to change his destructive business model. But a secret society of the rich and powerful stands to profit from the chaos that has gripped the world. Led by an errant priest from the Temple of Sekhmet, he will do anything to stop Jardine.

As the planet edges closer to disaster, Jardine is confronted by politicians, lobbyists, vested interests – even his own radicalised half-brother – all of whom stand to gain from the mayhem about to be unleashed.


Christopher Hepworth

Christopher Hepworth lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Anne and four children. He was born in the UK and raised in Zambia in Central Africa like his hero Wilbur Smith. He writes high-octane conspiracy thrillers that address many of the contempory social issues of our time such as climate change, medical malpractice and the abuse of our personal data on social media. His books are full of intrigue blended with thought-provoking historical background and just a touch of romance.

Christopher has worked as a professional negotiator for some of the largest and most famous companies in the world. He has drawn inspiration for many of his colourful characters from the jungle of office politics and the horde of keyboard warriors. His novels are packed with strong female characters that play pivotal roles in shaping the outcome of his stories.

The unlikely hero of his books is the negotiator Sam Jardine who is frustratingly prone to mistakes at the worst possible moments but who ultimately rises to the challenges he must face.