Secretary of State, Samantha Bernstein, early 60s, pencil thin, voice like a coffee grinder, her makeup applied so that it would last the whole day without too much maintenance, wearing down slowly layer-by-layer like an archaeological dig. “Mr President,” she announced, “you’re not going to believe this.”Read More
Marcus Licinius Crassus’s lust for gold and glory was legendary. What became of his army is myth.
In Crassus the tyrant, Rufinius the soldier, Appius the historian, Mena the hag and Lucia the Golden Whore, David Rollins brings to life a mystery that has plagued historians for centuries. Field of Mars coverThe only constant in this world is Mars, the god of war, and who he will favour is anyone’s guess.Read More
Sometime before dawn, mystery assailants shoot dead 27 people at Horizon Airport, a small general aviation airport in El Paso, Texas. Among them, a USAF airman AWOL from nearby Lackland Air Force Base. It’s this man’s death that brings Special Agent Vin Cooper, OSI, to the scene. A survivor of the massacre unexpectedly crawls out of the desert with a chilling but incomplete account of events at the airport. And within 24 hours Cooper finds himself undercover, attempting to find gainful employment with the cartels. What follows is a heart-in-the-mouth engagement with some of the worst criminals Cooper has ever encountered and his survival is by no means certain. What he eventually uncovers is a cunning, blood-thirsty plan to start a war on the US/Mexico border. And, unfortunately, there seems to be nothing he can do to stop...Read More
Vin Cooper is hunting for a kidnap victim. The CIA is hunting for a missing nuclear bomb. Special Agent Vin Cooper has just returned from an off-books mission in the Congo. Now he’s caught up in something even more dangerous. An ex-airforce colleague has been kidnapped. His severed hand, buried in a KFC bucket with a demand for five million dollars, has found its way to Cooper’s door – and he has just 21 days to pay.War Lord cover Tracking the missing man’s movements from a topless revue in Vegas, to the shark-infested Pacific, the favelas of Brazil and finally to the pirate-patrolled waters off Somalia, Cooper discovers his ex-colleague is now an undercover agent working with a vicious Colombian arms dealer. Meanwhile, the CIA are searching for a stolen thermonuclear device. Suddenly, Cooper’s quest to find his friend becomes a journey to the heart of a chilling conspiracy. A journey that Cooper might not...Read More
Special Agent Vin Cooper is feeling reckless, so he volunteers for the dumbest and most dangerous job going: personal security operations in Afghanistan protecting bent politicians. But when his principal is killed in a suicide bomb attack, Cooper is reassigned to a cushy job nursing a couple of needy African-American entertainers putting on a show for US military advisors at a secret base in Rwanda…Read More
“Halfway between a Jerry Bruckheimer mega-spectacle and one of those frightfully clever BBC political thrillers. Cleanly done…and sophisticated.” Owen Richardson, THE AGE. On September 1, 1983, Korean Air Lines Flight 007 appears to have been shot down by interceptors from the Soviet Union off Sakhalin Island with the loss of 269 passengers and crew. Despite a comprehensive search by the navies of four nations, no wreckage or bodies are recovered. A radar tape recorded at the joint US/Japan listening post at Wakkanai on the northern-most tip of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, that shows exactly what happened to the plane, has gone missing. Twenty eight years later, Roy Garret, former CIA director, Governor of New Mexico and US Presidential hopeful, is desperate to make damn sure that tape never sees the light of day. What follows is a desperate chase across the Siberian snows to uncover the facts. Can two young idealists outwit the forces ranged against them, or will Uncle Sam and the Russian Bear bury the truth once and for all? Download a sample chapter of The Zero Option Reviews “A ripping yarn that you are sure to enjoy curled up by the fire. Just remember it is a novel and not the truth.” Susan DeLong,...Read More