Alex Irvine has written numerous tie-ins to popular franchises including Pacific Rim, the Transformers novels (Transformers: Exodus and Transformers: Exiles) and the Iron Man tie-in, Virus. His debut novel won the Crawford Award for Best New Writer. In addition, he has also won awards from Locus Magazine and the International Horror Guild and was a finalist for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.