Trial of Midnight Rider – the review Amazon won’t let me post

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Trial of Midnight Rider – the review Amazon won’t let me post

Spoiler alert here, I’m the film’s director. The film’s title starts with the word “Trial”, because that’s what this is, an examination of the evidence. And there has not been a serious attempt to examine the breadth of this evidence and rebut the assertions of the prosecution, otherwise known as the Hollywood trade media, at any time over the past four years. (The OSHA hearing was not a trial in any sense and found the conclusion it wanted to reach at the outset.) Indeed, very little of the evidence has been made available to the public sphere until now. The problem here is that much of this evidence – legally verified evidence – points to a different narrative than the version in the public domain that posits Miller knew he didn’t have permission to be on the bridge, but went out there with the crew regardless, stole the shot and, as a result of his recklessness, a camera assistant lost her life. That, I believe is at the heart of the many reviews here on, that all appeared at much the same time, many of which share similar words and phrases (as someone else has pointed out in other reviews). These “reviewers” clearly don’t want you to see this documentary. Why? I assume because they are worried that it may change your mind about the tragedy on the Doctortown trestle bridge that killed Sarah Jones, sent the director of the Allman Brothers biopic Midnight Rider to jail, and turned him into a reviled and publicly vilified person. And that brings me to the main point of my “review” here, and it is this: there is no need to be afraid of a different point of view. If the content of this documentary proves to be convincing, or at least causes people to question, then in my world that’s a good thing. I do not believe, as I think many of the reviewers here seem to demand, that putting the public narrative under the microscope is somehow a threat to Sarah’s memory. That is frankly absurd. A re-examination of Miller’s role in the events that killed Sarah does not threaten her or demean her memory in any way. Ask yourself this: if you were Sarah Jones, wouldn’t you want to know what happed on that bridge, how it happened and why? And wouldn’t you want to see the actual evidence? Here was a 27-y ear-old woman who went to work expecting to come home to her friends and family at the end of the day, as we all do, but that didn’t happen. The accident that took her life was wholly avoidable – that hasn’t changed, nor will it. But there are people who contributed to the cascade of events that led to her death through negligence and/or incompetence, and those people have not be held to account. But they avoided prosecution and skipped out on their culpability for her death and it’s a failure of the legal system in small town America that allowed that to happen. Back to my main point – I don’t see how someone can reasonably damn this film without having watched it. And it is worse to browbeat others into not watching it if you yourself haven’t watched it, especially if your motivation for this is a fear of the truth. Doing that makes you a troll. People should watch this documentary, if they’re interested, and view the evidence on And most importantly, they should be allowed to make up their own minds without being bullied. And if the film fails to...

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KINGDOM COME signed copies

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018 in Articles, News | Comments Off on KINGDOM COME signed copies

I’ve decided to do this, but I don’t think there’ll be many takers because it gets pricey. It works like this: I buy the book, have it delivered to me (postage), sign it, then take it up to the post office and, well, post it to you. There ain’t a lot of magic in this, folks. So, if you live in Australia, the printed book arriving at your chosen address will cost around AUS$50, at least $10 of which will be postage (to you) and $30 will be the actual cost of the book (in Australia, the large format trade paperback will retail online for $30). If you live elsewhere on the planet, let’s say North America or the UK, you’ll be looking at around US$56 for a signed copy delivered to your door. The additional cost is simply that postage from Australia to the US costs more. Signed first edition copies in the States (Nelson Demille, for example) retail for around US$36, plus postage, so please don’t think I’m gouging. Payment will be via PayPal. So if you’re interested, email me at and I’ll take it from there. And I nearly forgot…allow 3-4 weeks for postage (two lots of postage don’t...

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Cooper, now posting on Instagram

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Articles, News | Comments Off on Cooper, now posting on Instagram

My buddy, Major Vin Cooper, late of the USAF OSI, is currently in Syria (I think…he won’t confirm in as many words) and posting daily on Instagram, when circumstances permit. I gather the posts are vaguely relevant to a novel I have written, titled, KINGDOM COME, which is set in Syria, among other places. So, if you’re interested, catch up with Vin on Instagram @vincooper04....

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Kingdom Come has come

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Articles, News | Comments Off on Kingdom Come has come

  KINGDOM COME, the 7th book in the Vin Cooper series, is now available. This is Cooper’s most controversial, brutal, and darkly humored outing yet. The Russian president is missing in Syria, the US president is tweeting and playing golf, and meanwhile the dead appear to be rising from their graves, the End of Days pr ophesized in the Koran apparently coming to pass. If you’ve never read a Vin Cooper book, this is a great place to s tart. And if you’re a Cooper fan, I promise you this one has been worth the wait. Available in trade paperback and ebook from a host of the usual suspects corralled...

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TRIAL OF MIDNIGHT RIDER overview and evidence

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Front page slider, News | Comments Off on TRIAL OF MIDNIGHT RIDER overview and evidence

A freight train runs through a film set. A camera assistant is killed and the director held responsible and jailed. But that’s far from the whole story which focuses on a corrupt little town in south Georgia, United States.

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War Lord, Kindle Edition

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on War Lord, Kindle Edition

Some people in the US have found it impossible obtaining a copy of WAR LORD in Kindle. And it’s particularly in my case because my books are published officially in both the UK and Australia, but not currently in the US (which has created a bit of a hole).

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