"I was very interested in our lack of perspective of the planet we live on," he says, "It is much bigger than we think it is, much more complicated than we think it is. At the same time, it is much harder and tougher as well."
"The novel has three strands," the author says. "One strand is set in Africa and about a British spy who is kidnapped by a Jihadist group. The second follows a professor at Imperial College, London who is a bio mathematician, which means she studies the volume of microbial life in the oceans. The third sees these two characters meeting in a hotel in France and forms the central part of the story. They have a passionate love affair. So really, it is about science, belief and love."