Writing

It’s a hobby of mine. I write novels, science fiction and near future cyber thrillers for want of a genre. Last three books have all had full manuscript requests from agents and publishers, so I’m hopefully doing something right.

Here are the blurbs for the novels I have written to date.

The Kill Chain (Due to be published by Darkstroke Publishing in summer 2022)
Security expert Jacob Anderson lands his dream job with a cyber defence firm just as a government contract is signed. Then film from a hotel bedroom seven years earlier, triggers a series of blackmail attempts, putting pressure on him to pass control to his adversaries.

The Canongate Containment (Intending to query during 2022)
Edinburgh 2120. The New Town has retreated behind a drone protected wall and Old Town detective Will Logan ‘doesn’t do politics.’ But when the daughter of a murdered politician claims a conspiracy to rig an election, Will is forced to confront his own family’s involvement.

The Copernicus Coercion (Published on Amazon February 2022)
When Kathryn K is held on suspicion of killing three partners by hacking their medical implants, fellow body hacker Brock is unconvinced of her guilt. But when they team up and become targets themselves, can he trust her to keep him alive?

Work in Progress

At the time of writing in April 2022, I’ve finished up the first draft of a sequel to The Copernicus Coercion, with Book 1 published February 2022.

I have a solid idea for a sequel to The Canongate Containment. I’m intending to return to this during 2022.

The Kill Chain is an interesting one. Books two and three have rough outlines twenty years into the future from book one and then a further leap of fifty years. This allows me to speculate on technology with the inevitable ageing process and death. Having planned that I then came up with some immediate storylines to continue on from book one, so a lot to think about.

As of April 2022, I have completed a Novella called EVA. Having looked into these, I think they will be a good vehicle for moping up the many ideas I have for stories, but may not work as novels.

My sci-fi fantasy series The Clockmaker Conspiracy is now on book five.

I have four other novels drafted which I do not see making the light of day. A Distant Threat of Moonlight (which was the first novel I ever submitted and did receive a full manuscript request) is about a singer songwriter and his journey back to the woman who inspired him; Slide Rule which is a techno thriller involving blackmail, Pulling the Munter deals with a game played by a group of women against a man with tragic consequences, and Always which is an existential novel written in the first person and the less said about it the better.