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The Gods of Laki: A Thriller
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From the author of Flypaper comes an adventure about mysterious underground volcanic forces and a savage plot to alter the Earth's climate. A race to unveil the secret of Laki, a volcano on the southern shores of Iceland, pits our heroes--a sixteen-year-old Viking girl from the tenth century, a German geologist from World War II, and a former Secret Service agent protecting a female volcanologist--against evil forces with a plan to cause an eruption using explosives, altering the global climate through the release and forcing the price of oil to skyrocket. Everyone and everything on Laki is in danger, including the possibility of ever unraveling the mysteries of the place, as it faces burial beneath a carpet of lava flows. Caught underground by the fracturing physical breakup of Laki, everyone finds themselves ensnared by Laki itself--an unseen, implacable foe that seems everything but a benign presence. Every move they make appears to be guided and controlled by an intelligence that permeates the netherworld. Only gradually, through all the conflict between the various factions, does everyone begin to realize that it is Laki itself that has always been in charge. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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About the Author

Chris Angus is the author of several works of nonfiction and is also a newspaper columnist. He has published more than four hundred essays, articles, book introductions, columns, and reviews in a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, the Albany Times-Union, Adirondack Life, American Forests, Wordsworth American Classics, Adirondack Explorer, and many more. Angus lives in Canton, New York.

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"...Angus writes with a swift pen as he flirts with history and a motley crew centered on oil rich Iceland...not without a few ladies...as he narrates a robust tale which just might have made Graham Greene wink from these dubious characters and those with portfolio..." - American Book Award winner Maurice Kenny, Author of Conversations With Frida Kahlo

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