The Zeke Hailey books

Run! It’s on the loose! The Particle Beast is released! Yes, we’re thrilled to announce the third book in the Zeke Hailey saga has launched…

The Particle Beast (book 3)

They say the truth can set you free. Yet on Mars the truth can kill.

Zeke Hailey is happy enough at the Chasm, the 23rd century school for psychics. But an answer to a secret throws his life into chaos. Now Zeke must choose between his friends and his missing father. Mars, however, isn’t ready to let him go. World famous translator Dr. Enki arrives with a sinister plan and he needs Zeke’s ability to speak Martian to help him uncover an ancient Martian city. A hideous monster lurks in this alien ghost town, with the terrifying power to erase atoms. A creature so deadly, it must never get free. But more dangers are waiting for him inside than just the monster. Zeke must find a way to defeat his greatest enemy before the fabric of time and space unravels forever.

The Infinity Trap (book 1)
Something on Mars is waking up…                                                         Read Chapter 1 free here!

How far would you go to find your missing father? For Zeke Hailey, a teenager living in the 23rd century, even Mars is not too far. Zeke’s dad is one of the Mariners, a mysterious elite of psychics who have conquered Outer Space. Now he’s vanished on a secret mission.

But Zeke is an ordinary schoolboy without a shred of his father’s psychic powers. Armed with nothing but his wits, he bluffs his way into the prestigious Mariner’s school on Mars in search of answers. Mind-reading teachers and psychokinetic bullies are the least of his worries. A ruthless archaeologist is seeking the Infinity Trap, an ancient machine of unimaginable power and lair to an evil as old as the Universe. An alien artefact downloads the language of the long dead Martians into Zeke’s brain. Thanks to this newfound skill, Zeke alone understands the apocalyptic danger about to be unleashed.

Not only must Zeke rescue his friends, but humanity itself. If he can survive a planet filled with demons, outlaws, and androids, not to mention quicksand and dust storms. And, as the odds stack against him, will Zeke make the ultimate sacrifice—his father?

Gravity’s Eye (book 2)
On Mars your best friend can be your worst enemy. Things are going badly for Zeke Hailey. His psychic powers have fizzled out and a killer robot is on his tail. At least he has a new mate, Fitch Crawley, who turns out to be a genius at mind control. Zeke falls out with his old friends and teams up with Fitch and a former enemy. They set out on a Martian road trip that brings them face to face with monsters and the greatest danger of all. As the apocalypse approaches, Zeke must chose which side he’s on.

Find out more about Zeke Hailey’s adventures and author Ian C. Douglas at

Read the British Fantasy Society’s review of the book here.

Readers’ reviews…

The Infinity Trap is what happens when Ender’s Game, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Grange Hill are popped in a Tardis and shaken about a bit to create a wonderful, gripping could-be-the-end-of-the-world tale for those reluctant boy readers. With strange languages, bots and prophecies, The Infinity Trap is the story of Zeke, who has cheated on his entrance exam in order to get himself to Chasm, an elite off-world school for psychics, where he hopes to pick up the trace of his missing father. But something more sinister than the usual school bullying is going on at Chasm and when the school’s youngest student, Pin-mei, is kidnapped, Zeke must abandon his quest and set out to find the creature who took his friend. After all, the future of the universe could be at stake. But in a school where everyone has a psychic skill, it’s a tall order. Terrific dialogue, some wonderful technology and edge-of-your-seat plotting, makes The Infinity Trap the perfect book to drag middle graders and younger teens away from the screen and into reading.”

Taken from author and bloggist Lee Murray’s blog site.

Bought this for my 11 year old daughter. She cannot put it down. Anything that catches a child’s imagination is a good thing in my view! The characters are brilliant, the plot is well structured, the setting believable. Ian Douglas writes from the heart and captures the angst and uncertainty of a teen caught up in a situation too big for them. My daughter loved the book, I adored it, even my 14 year old son has prised himself away from the games console to read a few chapters. It’s fair to say we’re hooked!”

Taken from the Amazon reviews here.