Monday, 25 March 2019

The Sultan and the Crucifix


Genre: True life / Crime / Thriller / Murder Mystery
Published: March, 2019
Available in print at Lulu and in Kindle at Amazon (includes unlimited)

Elevating someone to the status of a leader carries an expectation of ability, commitment, creativity, honesty, and integrity in the person concerned. It consciously bestows upon such individuals, nobility, prestige, and recognition. Yet in order to betray those noble characteristics, there must first be ‘trust’.

Who would you trust the most? The crooked leader of a highly successful outlawed gang with a feared global reputation? Or the leader of an honourable organisation apparently intent on delivering legitimacy, justice and dependability?

Would you tell someone a secret; a secret that might unhinge the world order if the detail of such confidence fell into the wrong hands?

Herein lies the crux of a true-life crime thriller which sees Boyd, the Cumbrian detective attached to the nation’s Special Crime Unit, chasing down an assassin responsible for multiple deaths whilst simultaneously trying to identify the latest threat to the nation’s security. Is there a connection? The raison d'ĂȘtre for Boyd’s elite detective unit is brought sharply into focus when a direct challenge from above is made into his ability ‘to police and defend the freedom of the nation and its people.’

Fighting those who doubt him, those who distrust him, and those who just don’t what him to be there anymore goes against the grain as investigations appear to merge and, despite all the protocols and procedures in place, Boyd considers whether he should step out of line to deal effectively with the various situations that confront him. But who can he trust?

Who is the Sultan? Is he connected to the man who wears the Crucifix? Is he really the best there ever was? As the mystery develops, Boyd calls upon a wise old Shepherd for advice. Someone needs to get a grip on things before it all goes to pot. Step forward the Bishop and an aura of religious mystique that trickles through the book as the cultural identities of the main players come into play.

There’s no one quite like the Bishop. They are a rare breed. But who is the Bishop and what is their role in the dual story that you are about to read?

A thrilling, mysterious, action-packed novel awaits those who enjoy ‘Boyd’ and the people surrounding him. Indeed, it’s two stories for the price of one. Set in London, Cumbria, and elsewhere, the connection between them is a man called Boyd, the concept of ‘trust’, and the sprinkled components of ‘leadership’. 

And it all begins in a town in Syria...




a Sultan's headgear....



A bombed out town...




More headgear...




The Syrian army...





before the action kicks off in the UK

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Remembrance - The Soldier's Story


REMEMBRANCE: 1914 – 2018...... The Soldier’s Story.
My grandfather - James Scougal - was born in Yankton, South Dakota, America in 1882. He died in Carlisle, Cumbria, in 1956. Granddad was a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry. He was deployed to Flanders, Belgium, in 1914. The regiment was part of 18th Infantry Brigade, 6th Division, Third Corps. The battalion’s battle honours include Armentieres, Hooge, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Hill 70, the Somme and Cambrai. My grandfather returned home after the war physically unscathed but mentally scarred by the horrors of the First World War.
My father - Herbert James Scougal - was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham in 1915 and was a company sergeant major in the Royal Army Service Corps. Dad was taken prisoner by the Japanese on Christmas Day, 1941, during the Battle of Hong Kong.
The two generations that came before me fought two world wars and sadly lost over ten million lives from within their number.
My father seldom spoke of the war but towards the end, he told me this. I call it ‘The Soldier’s Story’…
‘It was Christmas Day, 1941, when we surrendered. There were about 10,000 of us to start with but seventeen days later there was only 6,500 of us still alive. I fought next to the Middlesex Regiment. The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles were just along the line from us. There were Canadian Regiments from Manitoba and Quebec. But elsewhere, on the Kowloon Peninsula, there were lads from the Royal Scots, the Sappers, and Indians from the Punjabi and Rajput Regiments. The Hong Kong Volunteer Force also fought with us. I was a Company Sergeant Major in the Royal Army Service Corps. Normally I drilled soldiers, taught them how to march and salute, and instilled discipline. I taught them to drive anything from a jeep to a tank to a ten-tonne lorry. I wasn’t an infantryman.
But that day I was a soldier.
They came at us from out of the jungle just north of Hong Kong. There were thousands of them. We killed quite a lot of them when they attacked, but they just kept coming. My friends fell and died around me. There were bodies everywhere. I lost dozens of friends that day. Christmas Day was never the same for me from that day on. I was lucky. We stopped fighting when we ran out of bullets. They didn’t shoot us. Elsewhere in Kowloon they killed injured soldiers, raped the nurses, and murdered those who surrendered. I was just lucky, or so I thought. They took us to Sham Shui Poo prison camp. They were nearly all British and Canadian soldiers there. We were given two blankets, a cement floor and a hut. For the next four years, I lived mainly on water and rice. One day we caught the Commandant’s cat. We skinned it and ate it raw. The Commandant got twenty years for war crimes when the war ended. We ate all the grass in the camp, put it in soup and ate it. Whenever we could, we would catch and eat snakes. We would eat anything to stay alive. They electrified the wire around the camp at night. In the morning we would find a dead dog or a dead cat lying by the fence. We would eat it, often raw.
They beat us, kicked us and rifle-butted us whenever they wanted to. I had beriberi, diphtheria, dysentery, malaria, yellow fever and a dictionary full of tropical diseases that confounded the doctors. I don’t know how I got through it but I did. They worked us in the mines, digging and scraping. Someone died nearly every day. We just clung to life every second of the day.
It was the Canadian Navy that liberated us in August 1945.
When the guards realised all was lost they made for the mines to hide from the approaching Canadians. We encouraged them and told them we wouldn’t let them be taken by the Canadians. When the Japanese guards were inside the mine we wired explosives up and detonated the mine. It collapsed and we never saw the guards again. My hands were on the plunger when it went down. A lot of us pushed the plunger down. Lots of us wanted to be part of it. I’ve never regretted it.
Two weeks earlier atomic bombs had been dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima to end the war.
I was about thirteen and a half stone when I went into the army. I was six feet tall, in my prime, and with my whole life before me. When I left Sham Shui Poo I was less than six stone and there were only about a thousand of us left from the original ten thousand. The rest died in imprisonment.
They didn’t want the people to see us like skeletons, skin and bone, so they took us home via Australia and Canada. They fed us, watered us, tended to us and clothed us. Then they took us to Hiroshima. They thought we’d be happy to see what we’d done to them to stop the war.
I can remember reaching out to touch some of the buildings with my hands. The shadows of the buildings were still there but there was nothing to touch. There was nothing left of that place. No buildings, no people. Nothing. It was tragic and so strange.
It was the final brutal act in a long and brutal war.
When I finally did come home I was walking passed the Crown and Mitre in English Street, Carlisle, when one of them came towards me. I hit him as hard as I could. The police locked me up. The man turned out to be a Malayan doctor from the local infirmary. He didn’t press charges.
Thinking now, they did so much to us and we did so much to them. No one wins a war.
When it’s right, tell them of love and death, and of war and peace. Tell them why I wore a poppy every Remembrance Day, and why I have kept the words I have just told you within my heart for decades. It is a miracle that I lived through it, and it must be a miracle that you were born my only son when I lived so close to death every day.
I’ve not long to go before I go. I’d like my grandchildren to know about me when they are much older…
Tell them of me, so that they might know of me… and my story.
(Extracted from the book ‘Scougal’ by Paul Anthony)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A day in the #Lakes

Buttermere

Bleaberry Tarn
Buttermere

Bleaberry Tarn


Crummock Water (top left) Buttermere (to the right)


Crummock Water
from the slopes of Red Pike


Crummock Water

Crummock Water
  
Red soil! on Red Pike
As we scramble the last half mile to the top
On the summit of 'Red Pike'


Onwards


ing 
Tia and Annie


With thanks to our oldest son - Paul - for the photographs of a day walk

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

White Eagle


White Eagle
Published March, 2017


What an amazing response to this novel... Long awaited, it begins in Kurdistan.... weaves its way dangerously through Europe, and explodes in the rural backwaters of England....
A must read from Paul Anthony that soared to #7 in the kindle store on the day of publication. 

So what does White Eagle mean?
The man with no name?... signature killer...? non religious terrorist for hire.....? serial killer...?
 terrorist group....?     gangland slang....?   Bird of prey..... ? 
White Eagle?


Cumbrian detective working with the Special Crime Unit and various elements of British Intelligence.  
SYNOPSIS –  When a desperate young man is forced out of his home in the mountains, he claims ‘Qisas’ and sets out on a bitter journey of revenge. As he terrorizes a continent with his wicked plan, the evil megalomaniac becomes an iconic figure synonymous with fear and dread. In a fast-moving, white knuckle ride, the unknown assassin leaves police and intelligence services reeling from the sheer pressure of relentless attacks.
What is White Eagle? Is it the name of a bird of prey? Or is it a mysterious individual who has no name? There are those who think White Eagle is a newly formed terrorist group working for the highest bidder. Whichever, it’s a mystery no-one can solve.
Mouretti, the man from NATO, takes up the case and is determined to claim all the glory.
The plot explodes when Boyd and his team from the Special Crime Unit become involved. All hell breaks out as three single-minded individuals, each propelled and fuelled by revenge, fight for victory.
Who will win and who is doomed to failure? In the chaos that surrounds the investigation, does anyone walk away unscathed?



Amazon Review: Once again this is another brilliant story about William Boyd and
his colleagues, the author  has really put together another great story and taken us
 to a different part of the world to get the excitement going in the book -
it was really good to read - got for my  holidays but could not wait to start
reading it so  looking forward to the next one keep it coming Paul,,once again
a fantastic book .

Amazon Review: Another great read from Mr Anthony. Written with a great knowledge
of the subject, this is well-paced, engaging and difficult to put down. The characters
are well thought out and believable and the story weaves effortlessly between
 locations. Great stuff.


Review: Boyd continues his unique career in this story of love, hate, loss, devastation, betrayal, trust, and loyalty. Paul Anthony’s latest novel takes his reader from the dizzy heights of a mountain range to the quiet backwaters of rural England as he portrays one man’s journey from birth to adulthood. This is yet another First-Class novel from Paul Anthony. 


 Review: An excellent action-packed thriller from the pen of crime-writer Paul Anthony. This is the kind of book that entertains, informs, thrills, fascinates, and delivers a tremendous read.


Friday, 17 March 2017

The #crime #thriller section


Welcome to the crime thriller section of the
Paul Anthony Book Shop


QUICK LINKS TO ALL BOOKS: in print or in kindle
Click on your preferred link below.

 I've enjoyed writing every one of these. Whilst you can browse the works of scores of other authors on this site, I've dedicated this page to my crime thrillers. There are two crime series - Boyd (the Cumbrian detective) and Davies King (the south coast detective). There's also the first of a 'suspense' series (Nebulous) with more in the pipeline. Thanks for dropping in. Here's the books, a tiny selection of reviews, and their best rating in the UK amazon kindle store. I'll start with my real biography before featuring the rest. 


Strike! Strike! Strike!

An autobiography from the front line of policing in the United Kingdom.... The true story of a sixteen years old boy from a city in the north who joined his local police force... From tea-maker to spy catcher, from errand boy to counter terrorist detective. Witness his journey via Cumbria Constabulary, the Regional Crime Squad, the Special Branch, the Anti Terrorist Branch of the Metropolitan Police, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Security Service.. 
Prepare to laugh.... Prepare to cry....
(Publishing Date 23rd March, 2016)

TRUE CRIME / TRUE STORY

#1 Bestseller
4 weeks at #1 and 13 months in the TOP 100
Publishing House Bestseller
#9 in kindle store - April, 2017
#74 in USA kindle store - April, 2017






Amazon Review: I thoroughly enjoyed reading this latest book from a hugely talented author drawing on a vast array of experience of dealing with the full spectrum of personal and professional human strengths, weaknesses, victories, frustrations, success, disaster and all the emotions involved which comprise the sometimes straight forward but often complex life of a police officer's service to the public. In particular, I enjoyed the obvious dedication, humour, compassion and above all desire to get the job done no matter what the hurdles encountered along the way. WARNING make sure you have set enough time aside to read right through this book because once you pick it up you will only put it down when you come to the end.


THE BOYD 'STAND-ALONE' CRIME THRILLER SERIES


Publication  Date -  
18th March, 2017


TRUE ACCOUNTS / CRIME THRILLER  MYSTERY

ESPIONAGE / TERRORISM
#13,318 Paid in Kindle Store 
(within 24 sensational hours)
#21 in kindle store - April, 2017

#6 in the Boyd series





This is #6 in the Boyd ‘standalone’ detective series. A Cumbrian detective working with the Special Crime Unit and various elements of British Intelligence.  
SYNOPSIS –  When a desperate young man is forced out of his home in the mountains, he claims ‘Qisas’ and sets out on a bitter journey of revenge. As he terrorizes a continent with his wicked plan, the evil megalomaniac becomes an iconic figure synonymous with fear and dread. In a fast-moving, white knuckle ride, the unknown assassin leaves police and intelligence services reeling from the sheer pressure of relentless attacks.
What is White Eagle? Is it the name of a bird of prey? Or is it a mysterious individual who has no name? There are those who think White Eagle is a newly formed terrorist group working for the highest bidder. Whichever, it’s a mystery no-one can solve.
Mouretti, the man from NATO, takes up the case and is determined to claim all the glory.
The plot explodes when Boyd and his team from the Special Crime Unit become involved. All hell breaks out as three single-minded individuals, each propelled and fuelled by revenge, fight for victory.
Who will win and who is doomed to failure? In the chaos that surrounds the investigation, does anyone walk away unscathed?

Amazon Review: Once again this is another brilliant story about William Boyd and 
his colleagues, the author  has really put together another great story and taken us
 to a different part of the world to get the excitement going in the book - 
it was really good to read - got for my  holidays but could not wait to start 
reading it so  looking forward to the next one keep it coming Paul,,once again 
a fantastic book .

Amazon Review: Another great read from Mr Anthony. Written with a great knowledge 
of the subject, this is well-paced, engaging and difficult to put down. The characters 
are well thought out and believable and the story weaves effortlessly between
 locations. Great stuff.
Pre-publication Review: Boyd continues his unique career in this story of love, hate, loss, devastation, betrayal, trust, and loyalty. Paul Anthony’s latest novel takes his reader from the dizzy heights of a mountain range to the quiet backwaters of rural England as he portrays one man’s journey from birth to adulthood. This is yet another First-Class novel from Paul Anthony. 


Pre-publication Review: An excellent action-packed thriller from the pen of crime-writer Paul Anthony. This is the kind of book that entertains, informs, thrills, fascinates, and delivers a tremendous read.



 TRUE CRIME / CRIME THRILLER MYSTERY

ESPIONAGE
TOP 100
(Silver award - Book of the year 2016)




#5 in the Boyd crime thriller series.... A series of books / stories which has proved really popular over the years..... and featuring the Cumbrian detective William Miller Boyd (the character is taken from my Uncle - Billy Miller - and what a character he was) So here we go with number 5 (number 6 is in my head)

When Master Sergeant Jack Dooley uncovers a startling secret in the desert wastes of Iraq he unwittingly triggers an alarm that resonates throughout the western world. It doesn’t take long before Boyd and his elite Special Crime Unit find themselves handling the investigation. But who is the man from Tikrit the police and intelligence community are desperately searching for? Is he really an Islamic assassin with orders to take out the leaders of the western world? As the Cumbrian counter-terrorist detective chases down the enquiry he enlists the aid of multiple intelligence agencies only to uncover a right wing plot to take over the government. Boyd soon realises that the man from Tikrit is an unknown quantity – and he certainly isn’t the only threat that needs to be thwarted.
A race against time follows with Boyd and his colleagues arguing with the Home Secretary and officialdom when multiple threats from a variety of lethal sources are uncovered. Short of resources, short on patience, and short of time, Boyd casts an eye on the national threat level as it slowly rises from the peace and tranquillity of threat level five. Then, as the nation’s threat level hits ‘critical’, it becomes blatantly obvious that Boyd and his team must do all they can to protect the United Kingdom’s Royal Family. It’s only when Boyd meets aristocracy and enlists the help of a Knight of the Realm that he realises the country really is at Threat Level One and there’s a very highly placed traitor in the midst of it all.
Threat Level One – Based on the true story of the national threat level, the men and women who make it, and those who try to break it.

Amazon Review:

Another excellent read by Paul Anthony. A gripping, multifaceted tale of espionage and covert operations which come together in a fast pace finale. It was good to see how Boyd and his team have developed and good to meet new, strong characters. I literally couldn't put it down!

INTERNATIONAL MYSTERY AND CRIME
ACTION ADVENTURE
BEST SELLING KINDLE IN USA
TOP 250


Bell, Book and Candle
Genre: Thriller / Crime /Action-Adventure / Espionage / Mystery

THIS BOOK IS #4 IN THE BOYD 'stand alone' series, where each book has a separate stand alone tale involving the Cumbrian detective, Boyd, and his Special Crime Unit.

From an ancient Silk Road in the Spin Ghar mountain range and the red-bricked chocolate box skyscrapers of one of the oldest civilisations known to mankind, the travellers begin their journey. Fourteen hundred years of struggle and anguish arrive in the unspoilt backwaters of Cumbria’s Lakeland Fells and erupt in a bloody, deadly climax.
A simple bell, book and candle adorn the altar of a village church yet the parishioners are unaware of the gathering storm clouds that herald the arrival of the ‘Eternal One.’
Will the Cumbrian detective, Boyd, work out why it has taken since the seventh century for the problem to arrive in his back yard? It’s not until a child is kidnapped that Boyd realises he needs to separate out good from bad; normal from extreme, and the innocence of youth from the guilt of maturity. Boyd is fighting the biggest dog in the pack and the Shimmering Dawn is about to unleash its terrifying dogs of war.
Crammed with intrigue and drizzled with Machiavellian conspiracy, the plot dissects the culture and very existence of the Middle East as it gradually and passionately boils over into a turbo charged thriller of acrimonious conflict and religious aura when the history of yesteryear explodes with the reality of today. 

Amazon Review:
You can't beat a crime story written by a detective. Paul Anthony (a pseudonym, by necessity) was a top detective fighting the threat of terrorism, so is ideally placed to come up with a story about Islamist terrorism. A fast-moving tale is told in great detail, without losing the plot. It's full of facts and explanations about the rationale and reasons behind a temporary threat to our security. Best of all, it's written in the language we all understand, rather than that of bigwigs in the higher echelons of the police service or government. It's a story that will also educate you.

    *
INTERNATIONAL MYSTERY AND CRIME
ESPIONAGE
#1 crime fiction
BESTSELLING KINDLE IN THE UK
Publishing House Bestseller




THE LEGACY OF THE NINTH

Espionage Thriller/Crime/Historic Fiction

THIS BOOK IS #3 IN THE BOYD 'stand alone' series, where each book has a separate stand alone tale involving the Cumbrian detective, Boyd, and his Special Crime Unit.

Book description
Packed with action, stacked with intrigue, and sprinkled with ingenious conspiracy, The Legacy of the Ninth is a whirlwind thriller of bitter conflict and religious mystique, echoing through the centuries of time from the desert wastes of the Roman Empire to the luscious green valley of the River Eden and the land of the Lakes. Behold, the noble Domitian: a valiant Roman Centurion who witnesses an appalling act of mass suicide in the Negev desert, and Hussein who plunders a Jewish artefact from its rightful owner. Centuries later, Boyd, the detective, tries to find out why events in Masada are now so closely linked with nearby Hadrian's Wall. Indeed, against all the odds, Boyd realises that the links are so strong that prospects of peace in the Middle East are in danger of collapsing...Things can't get any worse, can they?



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CRIME THRILLER MYSTERY
BRITISH-IRISH
ESPIONAGE
#1 crime fiction
Publishing House Bestseller

 BUSHFIRE



BUSHFIRE
Espionage Thriller/Historic Fiction/Terrorism/Crime

THIS BOOK IS #2 IN THE BOYD 'stand alone' series, where each book has a separate stand alone tale involving the Cumbrian detective, Boyd, and his Special Crime Unit.

Book Description
A terrifying thriller of greed and deceit.
The action spans the oceans; from Northern Ireland, to Portugal, from Colombia to the British Isles, and is set against the inferno of a raging drugs culture. Cumbrian undercover detective, Boyd, working with two Portuguese investigators, a determined female British Intelligence officer, an American drug-busting legend, and the covert power of the State, battle against globally organised crime syndicates unaware that some amongst them have different plans...
Private and personal revenge...


*
TRUE CRIME / TRUE ACCOUNTS
MILITARY / TERRORISM
#1 BESTSELLER 
Publishing House Bestseller
My bestselling book of all time in 
both print and kindle
(Published 1996)



THE FRAGILE PEACE
Historic Fiction/Thriller /Love Story/Crime/Espionage/Terrorism
Kindle version Published Spring, 2012

THIS BOOK IS #1 IN THE BOYD 'stand alone' series, where each book has a separate stand alone tale involving the Cumbrian detective, Boyd, and his Special Crime Unit.
The Fragile Peace reached #1 in its genre in March, 2013, in the Amazon Kindle store.
Book Description:
The Fragile Peace is a thriller of violent prejudices and divided loyalties. This Ulster novel reaches to the very roots of sectarian life and death. Written by a member of the security forces, it reveals a human landscape that is unknown, yet startingly believable. It is a world where sworn enemies may exchange confidences over a game of snooker; where a kneecapping operation turns into a deadly vendetta fuelled by sexual jealousy and where the fate of the United Kingdom could rest in the hands of one punch-drunk bruiser with a dangerous addiction. Everything is here, from the glamour of hi-tech intelligence work to the despairing pub-talk of men locked in the past. Trace the origins of these relentless tit-for-tat killings, often starting in childhood and see how the lives of vastly different people may be mysteriously linked forever against the fatally beautiful backdrop of Northern Ireland.


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THE DAVIES KING 'STAND-ALONE' CRIME THRILLER SERIES

CRIME MYSTERY THRILLER

INTERNATIONAL CRIME / WAR
TOP 500


Breakwater
Crime Thriller with a twist of history.
Published by Paul Anthony Associates, November, 2014

This novel is #4 in the Davies King stand-alone detective series where all four books can be read individually as opposed to in series format.

Synopsis
When an unexpected earthquake in the English Channel unwittingly presents the secrets of the past, a trail of bribery, corruption, kidnap and murder entangle the south coast detective, Davies King. As the mystery deepens, Davies investigates the connection between the escape of a handful of petty criminals from a prison van; a vicious murder, the unidentified treasures of a sunken ship in the English Channel, a corrupt American politician, and ‘organised crime’.
Will Britain’s most annoying petty criminals outwit the stressed-out detective? Faced with overwhelming odds, the exhausted Davies King must come to terms with failure and re-ignite ‘loyalty’. On the doorstep of failure, the detective enlists the help of 'Special Forces' when he recognises an emerging catastrophe which is likely to destroy the foundations of an Anglo-American agreement, The so-called special relationship is in danger of collapsing. But loyalty is the last stand and it’s beyond his control.

Review: Another epic page turner from the pen of Paul Anthony. He grabs you on page one and won't let you go until the end. Great plot..... Pauline Livingstone, Editor and Book Critic
Review: An absolutely brilliant read by a great author, keeps you on the edge of your seat, thoroughly enjoyable... B Smith (Reader) amazon review.
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CRIME MYSTERY THRILLER
TERRORISM
TOP 400



THIS BOOK IS #3 IN THE DAVIES KING 'stand alone' series, where each book has a separate stand alone tale involving the detective, KING, his detectives, and British Intelligence.


Genre: Fiction / Thriller / Espionage / Murder /Mystery / Tension  / Suspense
Synopsis:
Compromising photographs discovered in a vacant office in central London are not immediately connected to a ferocious attack on Davies King. But when the campaign against the chief of detectives and his closest friends turns to blackmail, it becomes personal.
A series of horrendous bomb attacks and brutal shootings convince Davies to discharge himself from hospital and confront the two ‘most wanted’ criminals in the United Kingdom. Disillusioned with a temporary chief constable, and anxious to relieve a stressed out bomb disposal officer, the chess playing detective joins forces with British Intelligence to challenge the megalomaniacs who are holding the nation to ransom.
Her Majesty’s Government announce a Tier One threat level as the lights across the south of England are extinguished and parts of Europe and North America face the reality of the first stages of society’s breakdown - Dystopia.
It’s a simple question for the obstinate detective to answer. Does the country pay the ransom or do the lights go out?
It’s not rocket science, but who makes the decision, and why?

 *

CRIME THRILLER MYSTERY
BRITISH - IRISH / ESPIONAGE
TOP 200


Crime / Espionage / International Chase Thriller

THIS BOOK IS #2 IN THE DAVIES KING 'stand alone' series, where each book has a separate stand alone tale involving the detective, KING, his detectives, and British Intelligence.

Book Description.
When Conor is betrayed, he spends the night hidden in the bracken surrounded by security forces. As moonlight shadows flicker, he realises who is responsible. With his unit destroyed, Conor sets out for revenge. 
But dark unspoken forces are at work and the track goes cold.
A decade later, a displaced British Intelligence Agent produces a mysterious piece of software and demands reinstatement. The enigmatic software, threatens to destabilise the world’s economy should it fall into the wrong hands. Pegasus returns only to be plunged into a breathtaking international chase involving terrorists, spies and criminals. 
Greed, corruption, dishonesty and mistrust are uncovered in the most powerful of places as the need to secure an enigmatic memory stick dominates proceedings. Only Davies King, a chess playing, hardnosed detective, and his team, seem capable of bringing sanity to a cyberspace driven society. Is there a traitor? A traitor of the worst kind! And there’s only one... Isn’t there?


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CRIME MYSTERY THRILLER
MURDER / MYSTERY
TOP 750

Murder Mystery/Crime/Detective

THIS BOOK IS #1 IN THE DAVIES KING 'stand alone' series, where each book has a separate stand alone tale involving the detective, KING, his detectives, and British Intelligence.

Book Description
Two beautiful and mysterious women are murdered in the same week. The local police chief believes both killings are the work of one man and instructs his officers to bring about a swift conclusion to the  investigation. Davies King, the hardnosed, chess playing detective, reckons the game is much more complex and refuses to accept an apparent checkmate. With the odds stacking up against him, Davies tries to shuffle all the pieces and capture the guilty party before an innocent man is wrongly arrested. But the clock is counting down, there’s a bomb explosion imminent, and he's running out of time.... With enigmatic characters that are credible and authentic it doesn’t take long to become engrossed in a well crafted and gripping plot. Paul Anthony's mesmerizing conspiracy carries the reader all the way and skilfully builds to an exhilarating and explosive finale.
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SCI FI / VISIONARY
TOP 1100



Ed Carter, an ageing career astronaut, is put out to pasture and dubbed a failure. Retiring to a quiet pub in rural Cumbria, he spends his time studying the stars in between pulling pints of beer for his thirsty locals. Envious of modern day space exploration, Ed can only watch from afar as his colleagues strive to reach further into the unknown. Then, unexpectedly, everything goes wrong and Earth is plunged into an alarming series of natural, and unnatural, disasters. Only Ed seems to know the answer to the problem the world is facing, but no-one is listening to yesterday’s man. Eventually, Sam, an astrophysicist, teams up with him and, together, they realise why the Earth is in danger. As the two race to save the world, a series of natural disasters shake mankind to its very core. In the final days of the planet, people still fall in and out of love, tears are shed, and hearts are broken. People are rescued to live again whilst others die in a sea of catastrophic despair. Personalities evolve, develop, and meet success and tragedy head on. This is a chilling tale of human misery, heroism, love, hate, jealousy, cowardice, ignorance, disaster and scientific discovery. You see, out there, lurking in Space, is a run-of-the-mill everyday danger threatening human survival. There are those born to lead, and those born to follow. It’s time for someone to step up to the plate as the suspense reaches a climax, but is it too late?

Works in planning - SEPTIMUS.... 
Works in planning - RED ALPHA ONE ....



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