The boss on my day job is absolutely brilliant. Not only does he understand that happy employees mean productive, dedicated employees, but he is really supportive on what little of a writing career I have. As a result, on Thursday, he said he would stay and deal with a vendor so I could get away early to get up into London for Adam Christopher’s launch event.

Adam’s had a fantastic 2012. Empire State was one of those books that was sickenly good. It was blurbed by just about everyone and for good reason too. And now, just 9 months later, he is releasing his second novel, Seven Wonders.
I’ve not read the book yet (and to be honest with a pile of books I need to read for professional reasons, it’ll be a good month or so before I can even start it – Gah!) so I’ll cheat and give you the blurb.

“Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.
When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…”

Initial reviews, as you might suspect, are very, very positive and I’m hoping that this will be the modern age superhero novel that I’ve never been able to find.
It seems like just about everyone has had a book launch this summer but there was still considerable excitement left over for Adam’s launch and a good turnout.
A limited number of hardbacks had been produced for the event, so I picked one of those up early before they all went.

I finished paying and was back down in time for the reading. Normally a reading is just enough to give you a taster, but I was genuinely sad when it ended. There was a lot of humour in the passage read and had Adam been an author unknown to me I would have come away wanting to pick up the book.
Our usual post-signing haunt was closed for a private function so we decamped to a pub round the corner for the usual post-launch banter. My last train home always leaves way too early so I had to leave whilst the night was still young.
Congratulations to Adam on his second novel, I hope it does as well as his first. If superheroes are your thing, be sure to check it out.