At a time in the future, ostensibly all nations are at peace – but the world is falling apart. The Reverend H. Hornswell Hake, a Unitarian minister, is drafted – courtesy of the Lo-Wate Bottling Co – into a war he’s never heard of: the cool war. The undercover war-makers are men and women who are creating havoc in rival countries. Without ever leaving evidence that their nation is responsible, they push drugs, import porno films, blight crops, cause droughts…Hake’s first mission is to take a party of children to France, Norway and Denmark to present marmosets to schools and youth groups. An innocent enough project – but as a result, sickness begins to spread throughout Western Europe. And this was only the beginning…Cover art by Peter Jones.