A visionary thriller of future espionage, murder, parallel realities and terrible secrets The Guardian said had “seemingly effortless literary flair.”
For an intelligence officer like Jim, today’s world is a nightmare.
The Xian Flu pandemic and ongoing economic crises have fractured the European Union and new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight. Every week or so a friendly power spawns, or a new and unknown national entity which may not be friendly to England’s interests; it’s hard to keep on top of it all. And things are about to get worse for Jim.
A stabbing on a London bus pitches him into a world where his intelligence service is preparing for war with another universe, and a man has come who may hold the key to unlocking the mystery.
"With seemingly effortless literary flair, Hutchinson reveals how the stories intersect in a complex, unsettling allegory of political manoeuvring, subterfuge and statecraft." -- The Guardian
– The Guardian
"Europe at Midnight is as rich and as relevant as its predecessor. It’s funny, fantastical, readable and remarkable regardless of your prior experience of the series." -- Tor.com
“Reading Europe at Midnight is a little like unlocking an insane Matryoshka doll. Each layer is exquisitely crafted on the surface, but it never fails to give way to an even more outlandish layer beneath... This is high-powered fiction of the cleverest sort.” -- LA Review of Books
– LA Review of Books
“Hutchinson writes with wit and humanity and remarkable political nous. We sympathise with the characters because it is easy to see ourselves in them, struggling to live an ordinary life in circumstances that are never quite as ordinary as we might like them to be.” -- Locus
“Hutchinson’s prose combines the dogged realism of Philip K Dick, the linguistic flair of China Miéville and the vision of Peter Higgins. Europe at Midnight is mind-expanding, accessible yet deeply layered fiction that anything those Pulitzer-, Man Booker- or Hugo-Award-winners could offer.” -- SF Book Reviews