The Next Instalment

The second gripping thriller in the explosive science-fiction trilogy set in the near future world of terrorism and first contact.

A huge blast lights up the Earth’s atmosphere.
A bomb-disposal hero develops extraordinary powers. 

The most secret government project in history knows why.
And why only he can prevent the world’s greatest disaster.

To be unleashed by a devastating entity.
The reason for his very existence.

He has already faced the ultimate terrorist threat in London.
He will do anything to accomplish this next mission.
His enemies will do everything to stop him.

On his broad shoulders rests our fate. 

Fields of Orion (II) The Mission continues on from Fields of Orion: An Odyssey in a captivating fusion of mystery, heroism, action, intrigue, romance, betrayal and drama that will propel you relentlessly to its jaw-dropping finale. 

Above Earth: 18 October 1993, before dawn Cocooned in flames, his capsule exploded. Flung out into space, he plummeted down through clouds and ice. Dropping at the speed of sound. Fighting for air. Like a bullet shot from a rifle barrel. The force of the Earth’s gravity tearing him apart… Falling, falling, falling… A momentary flash lit up the higher atmosphere, for a split-second shining brighter than the Moon. No loud blast was heard; more a resonant pop reached his hypersensitive ears as trillions of particles, like some deadly cosmic shrapnel, erupted high above the northern hemisphere. The fallout from his disintegrated entry vehicle merged with the fragments exuded from Halley’s Comet in the brilliant celestial firework display that is the Orionids, the fastest meteor shower to grace the skies every October. As our small planet passed through this orbital minefield, thousands of earthbound stargazers around the world gazed up as the explosions of light streaked 60 miles above their heads at 40 miles per second. In among them, a black capsule disgorged its sole occupant before it blasted itself apart. And next to all of that, the vast screen boasted a floor-to-ceiling 3D poster, and the eight-based DNA genomic sequence, of Major Adam Jerome Armstrong. -- This had brought her into the highly covert programme gathering pace in the disused warehouse outside London. And there, she was privy to what it was all about: the discovery of signals emanating from an Earth-like planet located in the constellation Orion. She had discovered what was sending them, and to whom, and why. -- Suddenly, Dan’s phone pinged. Of all things, an app – one that MI5 hadn’t deleted – of a night sky map. Distracted, he saw the eight most brilliant stars of the constellation light up the little screen. Then he saw a flash of blinding light. He leapt to his feet, pointed up, and from the depths of his soul screamed out one word: “Orion!”

Andy Oppenheimer | Science-Fiction Novelist

“Soon after I published Fields of Orion (I) in September 2020 - with its cliff-hanger conclusion - I began writing the second part of the trilogy. I completed Fields of Orion (II) after Christmas and planned to publish it by June. Then came the pandemic, so I wove elements of the Covid-19 nightmare into the plot. I published it on Amazon on 21 October, to coincide with the date of the opening scene: the annual Orionid meteor shower. The second book focuses on Adam’s monumental mission: how he was chosen to tackle the greatest threat to life as we know it lurking below the Iraq desert… and everything and everyone who stands in his way: his lovers, enemies, and the cataclysmic events which ensue as the most dangerous secret in world history is fully revealed.”