Iain Robinson teaches part time at the University of East Anglia where he also completed his PhD. The Buyer is his debut novel. His short stories have recently appeared in the online and print offerings of Litro Magazine. He also writes literary criticism and has had essays published on novels by Will Self and Sarah Hall. Set in a convincing near-future society ravaged by sudden climate change and controlled through draconian security measures, The Buyer examines issues of identity, fear, paranoia, and power. The extracted chapter finds the narrator, David Medway, working late in the offices of his corporate employer. The Buyer is published by CoLiCo Press.