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Black Friday 13

A new pandemic, an idiot in the White House and a tyrant in the Kremlin, a vaccine in the water turning white people black, and way too many spies for one small Irish town.

It’s 2030, and a new pandemic is sweeping America, but the black population seems to have a natural immunity to the virus. Slow-witted President Donald Daniels orders his team to urgently find a new vaccine, one that can be secretly added to the water supply to overcome a growing anti-vax sentiment.

In Boyle, in the West of Ireland, a small laboratory develops a vaccine but one of their scientists has concerns about its remote potential to turn white-skinned people black.

The concerns are ignored in the rush to get to market. As the world turns black, Russian and American spies converge on Boyle to try to get their hands on the formula for an antidote, but the canny locals aren’t easily fooled. Russian President Zhadnyy has stopped making public appearances, and Daniels wonders at the effect on property prices now that everybody could be living in a black neighbourhood.

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Meet The Author

Black Friday 13 is the fifth book from the talented pen of award-winning Irish writer John Mulligan. His previous works include Dancing on the Waves, Following in the Footsteps of the Four Famous Flannerys, No Place in the Sun, and The Book (written under the pen-name A. Watcher).

John won the prestigious international ‘Fish Award’ for short fiction in 2012, and has been a runner-up in the same competition on a number of occasions. He is a two-time winner of the Roscommon Writing Award, and his expertise is often sought as a judge in literary competitions.

In addition to his books, his short stories and features have been published in numerous publications in Ireland and the UK. He contributes a popular and sometimes controversial weekly column to the Roscommon Herald newspaper in Ireland.