Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's new venture, Head of Zeus, which will publish the novel in e-book form in January 2012 before a print publication in the autumn.
Head of Zeus acquired world English language rights to The Babylon Gene, a first thriller from an established author writing under a pseudonym in a new genre. The novel, featuring series character SIS operative Toby Ash, will explore a conspiracy behind the existence of Saddam Hussein's so-called "weapons of mass destruction", exploring "a secret written in the blood and the dawn of history". Spencer Thomas said the thriller was "on the cutting edge of science and technology".
The Babylon Gene is Head of Zeus' first fiction buy.