SOMNOPOLIS opens on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11, with New York sweltering under a heat dome as record-breaking temperatures turn the city into a concrete oven. For the world’s leaders assembled at the UN HQ, an acknowledgement is growing that the global climate crisis has reached boiling point, with targets unmet and time running out. Meanwhile, a group of eco-activists have come up with a plan to immobilise the Big Apple and hold the UN leaders to account…

That same day, Samantha Rossi, a single mother with severe insomnia, receives devastating medical news. Then, at precisely 5:25 p.m., everyone in the city – including all the world leaders at the UN – falls unconscious. Everyone that is, except for Rossi and Nick Locke, a wounded detective from the NYPD, who wakes from a coma at the same moment everybody else in the city falls asleep.

Michael Cordy is the author of six novels, including the Sunday Times and international bestseller The Messiah Code (The Miracle Strain). His novels have been translated into several languages and four have been sold to Hollywood. Michael lives in London with wife and daughter and is currently completing his seventh novel. He is represented by Patrick Walsh at PEW Literary Agency.