No More Heroes by Stephen Thompson
From the critically acclaimed author of Toy Soldiers, a sobering literary reflection of Britain's multicultural history and society.
July 7, 2005. Simon Weekes is travelling on the London underground. Shortly into the journey, the carriage is wrecked by a massive bomb blast. Virtually everyone is killed and almost all the survivors are severely injured. Simon is among the lucky few to have escaped relatively unharmed.
Seconds after the explosion, he quickly and calmly organises the small band of survivors into a rescue team and together they start shifting piles of wreckage in order to get at the maimed and the mutilated. In the days following the bombing, word of his heroics get out and he finds himself under full glare of the media spotlight. He becomes an overnight celebrity, hounded for interviews and regularly approached in the street by autograph hunters. The only thing is, he doesn’t want all the attention. He can’t afford it. He has too much to lose.