Ack-Ack Macaque

Ack-Ack MacaqueWinner of the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel.

A smart, fast-paced thriller. When former journalist Victoria Valois starts investigating the murder of her ex-husband, she attracts a motley assortment of unlikely allies—including a surgically upgraded monkey who drinks, smokes and curses, and can even fly a plane!






Category: Alternate history thriller

Publisher: Solaris Books

Also available as a DRM-free ebook direct from the publisher at: Rebellion Publishing Store.

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Cover illustration by: Jake Murray.


“Fizzes with wild ideas… A ripping yarn about murder, mayhem and monkeys” – Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines series

“Powell primes an explosive narrative with brilliant cliffhangers and brings the lot to a satisfying conclusion.”The Guardian

“Full of great characters, fast moving plot and lashings of first-rate action, I can’t recommend this highly enough.” The Eloquent Page

“A work of genius… I’m giving this book a 10” – Out Of The Box Media


Published in Japanese by Tokyo Sogensha as Gunmetal Ghost (ガンメタル・ゴースト).