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NZ father-and-son writing team's conspiracy thriller

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August 26, 2011

NZ father-and-son writing team's conspiracy thriller soon to hit book stores

New Zealand father-and-son writing team Lance and James Morcan are celebrating the release this month of their first collaboratively-written novel, The Ninth Orphan.

Published by Sterling Gate Books, the novel is a controversial conspiracy thriller which merges fact with fiction and illuminates shadow organisations rumoured to exist in the real world.

Tackling genetic selection, mind control, secret societies and a chase around the globe, The Ninth Orphan also has a poignant, romantic sub-plot. The story contains the kind of intimate character portraits usually associated with psychological novels.

The novel, which is available on Amazon in both ebook and paperback form, will soon be available in New Zealand book stores and libraries.

A spokesperson for Sterling Gate Books says The Ninth Orphan is the first novel in the Orphan Trilogy and sets the stage for a new thriller franchise.

“The Orphan Trilogy includes a prequel, The Orphan Factory, and a sequel, The Orphan Uprising,” he says. “Books two and three in the series will be published in 2012.”

Tauranga-based Lance Morcan and Sydney-based James Morcan, who are also screenwriters and film producers, are developing a feature film adaptation of The Ninth Orphan through their film production company, Morcan Motion Pictures.

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