KILLING SIMON WEBB

Simon Webb leaves his high-flying City job and moves from London to Berlin to manage the wealth of a group of rich Russians. There he becomes entangled with a Cold War spy story that’s still having repercussions some thirty years on, with a group of right-wing computer hackers, and with the most beautiful woman he has ever met. Before long he is fleeing for his life.


Meet AJ Blake

After university, AJ Blake taught English in Paris for two years, travelled in South America for another year and then returned to London without any intention of settling down. Despite best intentions, there he stayed. Then he married, had children, divorced, married again and had more children. There, for more than thirty years, I worked as an investment banker, a management consultant and as a “civil servant”. It wasn’t nearly as boring as it might sound. Some of the work was actually totally absorbing. Some of it is still subject to the Official Secrets Act.

He retired from the City in 2010. He sold up in London (and Devon) and moved to Switzerland to live in an old wooden house with a glorious view over lake and mountain and to embrace postponed passions, among them hill walking, skiing and writing.

Pattern Black

A city-sized prison with little oversight and a snitch economy is the worst place for an ex-cop. Especially one who is losing his mind. Once a respected police officer, Mason Shaw’s father threw away his career by going rogue and landing himself in Revival’s privately-run prison, HRO22. Now Mason is following in his father’s footsteps — he’s an inmate with no hope of parole and only two ways out: Chamber Therapy or a body bag. Chamber Therapy promises the miracle of criminal rehabilitation, curing prisoners of their criminal tendencies. But the flip-side of Chamber Therapy’s success is its ultimate failure: Pattern Black — the total disintegration of identity that drives the prisoner insane. Worse, Revival seems to be hiding what happens to the prisoners once they go Pattern Black. As Mason makes his way through his new reality, a mysterious Preacher seems to haunt his every move. His only hope is Immunity, a rebel group led by a hacker named Calliope, who’s trying to fight the system from inside. Can Mason find the truth — and expose the dark secret behind Chamber Therapy — before Revival finds a way to shut him up forever? It’s Escape from New York meets The Matrix in this fast-paced, heart-pounding SciFi thriller by best-selling authors Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt. Johnny B. Truant is also the author of Fat Vampire, a new television series coming to the SyFy channel in 2022.

Meet Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

Sean Platt is an entrepreneur and founder of Sterling & Stone, where he makes stories with his partners, Johnny B. Truant, and David W. Wright, and a family of storytellers. Sean is a highly-prolific author in both fiction and nonfiction, with more than 10 million words under his belt and more than a dozen published collaborations. He brings a rich sense of place, strong pacing, conflict-filled dialogue, powerful twists, and a flair for high-stakes drama to every story he contributes to. He’s known for bringing out the best in whoever he collaborates with, thanks to his generosity, his adaptability, and his philosophy that “the best idea wins.” You’ll see Sean’s work as a co-author with Truant and Wright, and invisibly all throughout the studio. Originally from Long Beach, California, Sean now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children. He has more than his share of nose.

Blood, Fire and Ice

Blood, Fire & Ice - ASIN B00NH0LM52

BLOOD, FIRE AND ICE takes the reader into the realm of corporate terrorism. The global Association of Petroleum producers resorts to murder, sabotage and political bribery to prevent the development of an abundant new fuel source that threatens their existence.

Members of an international Arctic research team developing an abundant new fuel source are targeted. Labs are destroyed and members killed. Canadian team members have their funding cancelled at the request of 3 Senators who are on the payroll of “Big Oil”. Police ignore the researchers’ pleas for help when some are murdered. They are rescued in a joint FBI-CIA operation seeking to protect the new technology.

Surviving team members are moved to safety and recruited to complete their project jointly funded by Japan, Russia and an American scientific foundation. Sabotage continues with a seaborne attack on an offshore drilling platform off Japan and blocking attempts countering patent filings. The Japanese Government considers itself at war with the oil interests.

A blackmailing Canadian Senator is killed by “Big Oil” and his legacy of secrets are a ticking bomb waiting for discovery threatening both the Prime Minister of Canada and the oil association. The secrets eventually surface and all hell breaks loose.

[aawp fields=”B00NH0LM52″ value=”button”]