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Sci-Fi | Blue Gold | David Barker

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We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts on tour for Blue Gold by David Barker.

Blue Gold is the first story in the Gaia Trilogy. If (like me!) you find it hard to wait for the next story in a trilogy to be published, you’re in luck because Rose Gold and White Gold are available to purchase too.

The near future. Climate change and geopolitical tension have given rise to a new international threat – a world war for water. This most vital of resources has become a precious commodity and some will stop at nothing to control its flow.

When a satellite disappears over Iceland, Sim Atkins thinks he knows why. He is given the chance to join the hallowed Overseas Division and hunt for the terrorists responsible. But his new partner Freda Brightwell is aggrieved to be stuck with a rookie on such a deadly mission. Freda’s misgivings are well founded when their first assignment ends in disaster – a bomb destroys a valuable airship and those responsible evade capture. Seeking redemption, the British agents follow the trail to a billionaires’ tax haven in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and uncover a web of deceit that threatens global war. Whom can they trust?

As the world edges ever closer to destruction Sim and Freda must put their lives on the line to prevent Armageddon – and protect the future of ‘blue gold’.

David Barker’s gripping debut will thrill fans of Richard North Patterson, Scott Mariani and Steve Berry.

Book cover Blue Gold by David Barker

Blue Gold by David Barker is published by Urbane Publications and is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.


Blue Gold is a well written science fiction novel with plenty of action and engaging characters. It’s the first part to a trilogy which is based in the future and the effects of climate change.

This story engages the reader to think about our precious commodities of our world and specifically water.   A world war for water provides our two main characters Sim, a satellite specialist and Special Agent, Freda to start their mission in hunting for the terrorists involved in destroying our world.

A thought-provoking story which I found fast-paced yet also needed my full concentration and attention. A great read.

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David Barker was born in Cheshire but now lives in Berkshire. He is married to an author of children’s picture books, with a daughter who loves stories.

He is Chief Economist for an international fund. So his job entails trying to predict the future all the time.

David is a graduate of the Faber Academy.

He loves reading, especially adventure stories, sci-fi and military history.

Author photo David Barker


Twitter @BlueGold201


I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 9+ years. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school.

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