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Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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Published by Endeavour Quill, July 2018 ISBN: 978-1-911445-73-9
is a man with a mission, a patriot who will go to any lengths to keep his
country safe. A talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time has
resulted in Ben being discharged from the army and disowned by his family, so
he now lives and works alone.
by Jeremiah at the National Crime Agency, Ben willingly takes on tasks that the
Agency cannot do legally. When the call comes to extract a package from an
incoming plane heading for The Royal Marines base outside Woolacomb Ben
goes charging down to Devon. He arrives just in time to see the plane
ditch into the sea. Even though he doesn’t know what he is looking for,
or why, Ben manages to extract something interesting – a red earing no less –
from the sinking plane whilst it is surrounded by hordes of police, marines and
divers who are all looking for the same thing.
tries to escape from the area a huge
manhunt gets underway. Ben remembers his manners as he politely explains to a
load of seals why he needs to share their rock, and refrains from killing a
viper that bites him when he inadvertently invaded its territory.
Fortunately, help is at hand. Delirious with the effects of snake venom, Ben is
rescued by a young Kosovan microbiologist, Amina. She takes him to her
laboratory where she identifies the contents of the red earing. It is a deadly
poison capable of killing hundreds of thousands of people. There is no
leaders are arriving in London to attend an auction for this horrific
weapon. Clearly all hell will be let loose no matter who gets their hands
on the poison as they will inevitably proceed to manufacture yet more of
the dreadful stuff. Jeremiah and a senior, ex-army member of the cabinet
persuade Ben to hand over the poison to allow the auction to go ahead. Ben
hands it over, but then finds his own unique answer to the threat it poses.
Morte Point and its likable hero Ben Bracken gallop through page
after page of entertaining prose. This is the second book in the series.
I’m sure it won’t be the last.
is the author of the Ben Bracken books A
Wanted Man and Morte Point, and
the standalone post-Brexit country-noir Crook’s
Hollow. He writes full time, as well as organising and attending various
author events across the UK - while boxing regularly for charity. Passionate
about inspiring a love of the written word in young people, he spends a lot of
time in schools across the North West, encouraging literacy, story-telling,
creative-writing and how good old-fashioned hard work tends to help good things
happen. He is marries with three children and lives in a village near
Manchester, UK., he enjoys a rural life on an old pig farm (now minus pigs),
writing horrible things between school runs.
Angela Crowtheris a
retired scientist. She has published many scientific papers but, as yet,
no crime fiction. In her spare time Angela belongs to a Handbell Ringing
group, goes country dancing and enjoys listening to music, particularly the
operas of Verdi and Wagner.