Thrilling Locations: The Assyrian Contraband

The Assyrian Contraband was written as a short introduction to the hero of The Benevolent Deception, Simon Ashcroft. Its early life was as a James Bond novella set in the 1950s, but I changed it to suit Ashcroft and the modern era. The story is set in the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean and … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Assyrian Contraband

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Top 3×3 Thriller Novels, TV Series and Films for 2017

Here are my favourite thriller novels, TV series and films for 2017. I’m not a big reader or watcher, so I’m not selecting from a huge pool here, rather these stories captivated me and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Also, I also lean towards espionage and science fiction genres. TOP THREE CRIME BOOKS Fire and Forget, … Continue reading Top 3×3 Thriller Novels, TV Series and Films for 2017

Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 2)

When I wrote The Benevolent Deception, I knew I was creating a fictional conspiracy that if ever came into existence in the real world, would have profound impacts everywhere. To do the story justice I knew I must write a global novel covering as many regions, economies, cultures and geographies as I could, simply to … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 2)

Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 1)

Inspired by Andrew Warren’s similar series of posts (parts 1, 2 and 3) for his Thomas Caine series and with a nod to Ian Fleming, I thought I’d do my own version of Thrilling Locations covering the many exotic global destinations visited in my novel, The Benevolent Deception. The novel commences in West and East … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 1)

10 Highly Watchable Book Trailers

We all know about movie trailers, a great marketing tool to convey in a minute or less, the essence of a movie with the hooks to (hopefully) draw audiences to watch the full feature. Well now we have book trailers, and their popularity has been growing over the years. Indie authors and established publishing houses … Continue reading 10 Highly Watchable Book Trailers

Unconfirmed Reports Air Force One Shot down by Afghan Insurgents

First Headline (Advertorial) Asia KABUL, Afghanistan — Unconfirmed reports from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, report Air Force One was shot down in the early morning local time, by Afghan insurgents hidden just outside the perimeter of the U.S. controlled base. It is uncertain if the U.S. President was on board at the time, however, many officials … Continue reading Unconfirmed Reports Air Force One Shot down by Afghan Insurgents

95% reduction in illicit drug production in Latin America

First Headline South America SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, United States — In a joint press release, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced a new operational intelligence program that has identified — and sub sequentially led to — the destruction of up to 95% of all illicit drug production facilities in … Continue reading 95% reduction in illicit drug production in Latin America

Significant reduction in arms trade across Africa

First Headline (Advertorial) Africa LAGOS, Nigeria — Despite escalating conflicts and insurgent activities in many sub-Saharan African nations, and the associated demand for arms sales these conflicts drive, the last 6 months has seen a significant drops in availability of weapons for sale across the continent. The accessibility of both illegal and legal arms dropped … Continue reading Significant reduction in arms trade across Africa

Five Killed in Safari Massacre in Northern Kenya

First Headline (Advertorial) Africa NAIROBI, Kenya — Three Americans, one Australian and one New Zealander have been shot dead by poachers in an unprovoked attack at a safari camp in the Samburu National Reserve, approximately 300km north of Nairobi in northern Kenya. One American tourist disappeared during the altercation and her whereabouts is still unknown. … Continue reading Five Killed in Safari Massacre in Northern Kenya