Happy Publication Day! Resistance by Val McDermid and Kathryn Briggs

It’s the summer solstice weekend, and 150,000 people descend on a farm in the northeast of England for an open-air music festival. At first, a spot of rain seems to be the only thing dampening the fun – until a mystery bug appears.

Before long, the illness is spreading at an electrifying speed and seems resistant to all antibiotics. Can journalist Zoe Meadows track the outbreak to its source, and will a cure be found before the disease becomes a pandemic?

A heart-racing thriller, Resistance imagines a nightmare pandemic that seems only too credible in the wake of COVID-19. Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid has teamed up with illustrator Kathryn Briggs to create a masterful graphic novel.

About the author

Val McDermid is one of Scotland’s most popular authors. As a world-renowned crime writer her novels have been translated into 40 languages and sold over 16 million copies worldwide. She has also written for TV series and regularly appears at literary events. You can find out more about her and her books at her own website.

Kathryn Biggs is an independent comic creator and author. Find out more at her own website.

You can buy Resistance at Waterstones, various other online retailers and your local bookshop.

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