What would happen if a government committed to green policies
and animal rights principles were elected, and had the will and
determination to carry them through? Like a Green Taliban, only
better organised and with the resources of a modern state at
In Shades of Green, that's just what
Against a background of continued economic
flat-lining, a series of environmental crises propel Don Mason's
Green Earth Movement into government. Their 'Green Revolution'
puts tens of thousands of Green Volunteers onto the streets,
climate change projects launched to transform the economy,
eco-criminals hauled off to eco-camps for re-education and every
aspect of society examined for its environmental virtue.
As the initial wave of euphoria subsides, Mason's government
moves towards ever harsher measures to reduce the impact of
humanity on the natural world. Caught in the middle of this are
the 'Kitson Circle', led by the ambitious Liberal-Green
politician Peter Kitson. As a compromise between prosperity and
environmental virtue becomes ever more elusive, Kitson and his
family find themselves at the mercy of forces they cannot
With Britain's first 'Green King' and a
conservative US President playing pivotal roles, Shades of Green
has a cast of memorable characters caught up in the events at
the centre of this challenging and politically incorrect novel.