Writing is my new passion

I recall having the idea for my first book almost 20 years before it was actually published. My serious attempt at writing started when I sat down to draft the structure, at a poolside table in November 2018.

 

To give myself a fighting chance of finally getting this idea out of my head and onto paper, I cut down on my working hours and my income; from September 2019 through to January 2020. I did so with my wife's support, who worked even harder to make sure I got the chance to focus on fulfilling my dream. 

 

The final step on that journey came on 25th August 2020, when the first paperback copy of my book - 'DEADLINE' - arrived at our new home. Wow, what a ride! Now I'm hooked on writing.

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'DEADLINE'
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Adam Ferranti was drinking away his waking hours, getting by in a regional newspaper in the North of England. A talented journalist, he moved to England to escape the media glare that followed his spectacular fall from glory at the Washington Post; only to be thrust back in it when a mysterious serial killer decides to make him his confidante.

 

Detective Sergeant Stephanie Walker is a member of the West Yorkshire Police. Whilst tough and results-driven at work, she hides the domestic abuse she suffers at home. She finds Ferranti exceptionally difficult to deal with, but he’s her only chance to stay close to what the elusive killer is planning next.

 

Ferranti complies with the Police, but when the killer reveals himself, it suddenly gets personal.

WHAT COMES NEXT?

HELL HATH NO FURY (February 2023)

A middle-class family is murdered in a quiet affluent suburb, with the killer leaving a bizarre calling-card. Within days, more murders are discovered across the

country with the same bizarre calling-card left behind. With no apparent link between the victims, Detective Sergeant Steve Denton and his colleagues must

uncover the motive and stop the killer before they strike again.

 

Stood in Denton's way is a criminal known only as The Broker, who is being offered millions to keep the body count rising, and to keep the police guessing.

RUN, RUN, AS FAST AS YOU CAN (tbc 2024)

Steve Petrakis is a journalist and his latest exposé is top of every bestseller list. When he appears on a popular television chat show, a woman in the audience

makes a stunning accusation. As he travels the country to promote his book, the woman keeps following him - her accusations becoming more and more shocking. 

 

Petrakis denies even knowing her, but when an old college friend calls him, it makes Petrakis question everything.

THE DEBT (tbc 2025)

Arlo McCleary is found hanging from a bridge. His mobile phone has twenty-eight apparently random tweets stored, but Arlo knows they are just to him. 

 

His son Matt, and daughter-in-law Tania, receive a message informing them of Arlo’s death. Tania reads it and tells her husband not to forget the truth, before

smashing a window in their 19th floor apartment and jumping to her death.

 

In a world where social media increasingly influences our lives, and where data is more valuable than money, Matt is thrown into the dark world of high stakes

corporate espionage and international fraud.

EPITAPH (tbc 2026)

In England, a dying man is murdered whilst on palliative care in hospital, and a former male model is fighting for his life after an acid attack. A stonemason

confirms he had received orders for gravestones for both victims, plus pre-payment for three more. At the same time, a woman in America is in hospital;

traumatised and unable to speak.

 

As pressure mounts, newly-promoted DI Steve Denton holds a press conference. When he offers to take questions, a hand goes up at the back. From his

office in MI6, Simon McBride watches the briefing on television. He only had a passing interest, until he sees who asked the question.

THE HOROLOGIST (tbc 2027)

William Harrison is a nominee for the vacant position as leader of his party and the Prime Minister of Great Britain. It’s his last chance to make it to the very

top after a long and volatile career, but he has a skeleton, and someone seems to be digging it up.

 

DI Erin Brooks has just received a forensics report on a second murder victim whose analogue watch had been smashed, with the time on it showing 7:56. To

add to the mystery, all the watches shared the same trace material: hair from a man who went missing thirty years ago.

 

William Harrison knows what is happening, and why. He also knows he could be next.

THE WAR FOR SOULS (tbc 2029)

War used to be about territorial expansion. Then came the war over oil. Now, in 2031, there is a new type of war; a war without violence.

 

Millions around the world are turning away from Catholicism, after widespread accusations of greed and hypocrisy circulated on social media. Videos appeared

that seemed undeniable and the Vatican declined to comment. No-one knows how the accusations started, or who started them, but billionaire Federico Comini

has a plan to reverse the trend. A plan beyond belief.

 

As rumours begin to circulate about the plan, other religions realise that if it is successful, the Vatican will become the dominant religion across the globe.

 

Let the war for souls begin.

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