The Killing Gene

The thought-provoking new thriller by E.M.Davey

Published 27th June 2019

‘Gripping and shocking… a dispatch from the front line where ancient history meets modern nightmares. This will keep its hooks in you long past the final page.’

Tom Harper, bestselling author of The Lost Temple

 ‘With all the twists of a double helix, The Killing Gene is as thought-provoking as it is action-packed. Davey’s writing is punchy, yet lyrical.’

Matthew Harrfy, author of The Bernicia Chronicles

This one unfolds against a broad canvas, the plot expertly controlled, pushing the envelope to the edge and beyond. There’s everything I like: action, history, secrets, and conspiracies. You’re going to like it too.’

Steve Berry, international bestselling author of The Templar Legacy on Foretold by Thunder

E.M. Davey is a 36-year-old investigative journalist specialising in undercover reportage and exposing environmental crime

Investigative journalism

E.M. Davey is an investigative journalist, who also writes about history and travel. Peruse a selection of hard-hitting, undercover investigations and other articles from the last five years.

The Killing Gene is the third E.M. Davey thriller to be published by Duckworth, one of the oldest names in London publishing


Travel photography

A selection of E.M. Davey’s photography, taking in six continents with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Feel free to download any of these and use them as you wish.


Occasional musings from E.M. Davey on novels, politics, news, history and travel.