The novel follows in the wake of three previous Jack Stafford novels: The Fracking War (2014), Fracking Justice (2015) and The Devil's Pipeline (2018).
Stafford and the staff of his newspapers, websites and Clarion Newspaper Syndicate find themselves investigating a swirling morass of government corruption, corporate greed, right-wing extremists and environmental degradation.
As they publish news stories and columns, they run into a wall of malefactors intent on stopping them by any means possible.
As with earlier novels, Sons of Covid will be divided into five sections.
The tentative titles are:
• The Armies of the Night
• Captain Jack
• The Tynn man
• You say you want a revolution?
• Butch and Sundance