I first learned about Extinction, Bradley Somer‘s upcoming new novel, when I spotted the striking cover on NetGalley. However, I couldn’t find a synopsis anywhere I looked. Via Twitter, the author provided me a link to more information, and my interest in reading this novel has increased. Really looking forward to reading this one. Here’s the synopsis:
In a lonely valley, deep in the mountains, a ranger watches over the last surviving grizzly bear.
With the natural world exhausted and in tatters, Ben has dedicated himself to protecting this single fragment of the wild.
One night, he hears voices in the valley – poachers, come to hunt his bear.
A heart-pounding chase begins, crossing forests and mountainsides, passing centuries of human ruins. Sometimes hunter, sometimes prey – Ben must choose the bear’s fate and his own.
Is he willing to lay down his life for a dying breed?
Is he willing to kill for it?
Bradley Somer’s Extinction is due to be published by Harper Voyager in the UK, on June 23rd, 2022.