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Breakwater By Paul Anthony
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It’s 1938. The Spanish Civil War is in its final throes. Franco, Mussolini, Hitler, Chamberlain, Lebrun and Stalin, dominate European politics. A ship leaves Canada bound for France but... More > there’s a storm at sea and the vessel is wrecked in the English Channel. Seventy five years later the chess playing detective, Davies King, investigates the connection between the escape of a handful of petty criminals from a prison van; a vicious murder, a sunken ship in the English Channel, a corrupt American politician, and ‘organised crime’. Will Britain’s most annoying petty criminals outwit the stressed-out detective? Faced with overwhelming odds, the exhausted Davies King must come to terms with failure and re-ignite ‘loyalty’. On the doorstep of bribery, corruption and kidnap, the detective recognises an emerging catastrophe which is likely to destroy the foundations of an Anglo-American agreement and destroy that special relationship. But loyalty is the last stand and it’s beyond his control.< Less
Behead The Serpent By Paul Anthony
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Compromising photographs discovered in central London are not immediately connected to a ferocious attack on Davies King. But when the campaign against the detective and his closest friends turns to... More > blackmail, it becomes personal. A series of bomb attacks and shootings convince Davies to discharge himself from hospital and confront the 'most wanted’ criminals in the U.K. Disillusioned with a chief constable, and anxious to relieve a stressed out bomb disposal officer, the chess playing detective joins forces with British Intelligence to challenge the megalomaniacs who are holding the nation to ransom. Her Majesty’s Government announce a Tier One threat level as the lights across the south of England are extinguished and parts of Europe and North America face the reality of the first stages of society’s breakdown - Dystopia. It’s a simple question for the obstinate detective to answer. Does the country pay the ransom or do the lights go out? It’s not rocket science, but who makes the decision, and why?< Less
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A thriller of violent prejudices and divided loyalties. About the province where no-one talks, this story tells it like it is. This Ulster novel reaches to the very roots of sectarian life and... More > death. Written by a member of the security forces, it penetrates behind the media-screen to reveal a human landscape that is unknown, yet startlingly believable. It is a world where sworn enemies may exchange confidences over a game of snooker; where a kneecapping operation turns into a deadly vendetta fuelled by sexual jealousy and where the fate of the United Kingdom could rest in the hands of one punch drunk bruiser with a dangerous addiction. Everything is here, from the glamour of hi-tech intelligence work to the despairing pub-talk of men locked in the past. Trace the origins of these relentless tit-for-tat killings, often starting in childhood and see how the lives of vastly different people may by mysteriously linked forever against the fatally beautiful backdrop of Northern Ireland.< Less
Bell, Book and Candle By Paul Anthony
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From an ancient Silk Road in the Spin Ghar mountain range and the red-bricked chocolate box skyscrapers of one of the oldest civilisations known to mankind, the travellers begin their journey.... More > Fourteen hundred years of struggle and anguish arrive in the unspoilt backwaters of Cumbria’s Lakeland Fells and erupt in a bloody, deadly climax. A simple bell, book and candle adorn the altar of a village church yet the parishioners are unaware of the gathering storm clouds that herald the arrival of the ‘Eternal One.’ Will the Cumbrian detective, Boyd, work out why it has taken since the seventh century for the problem to arrive in his back yard? It’s not until a child is kidnapped that Boyd realises he needs to separate out good from bad; normal from extreme, and the innocence of youth from the guilt of maturity. Boyd is fighting the biggest dog in the pack and the Shimmering Dawn is about to unleash its terrifying dogs of war.< Less
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When Conor is betrayed, he spends the night hidden in the bracken surrounded by security forces. As moonlight shadows flicker, he realises who is responsible. With his unit destroyed, Conor sets out... More > for revenge. But dark unspoken forces are at work and the track goes cold.A decade later, a displaced British Intelligence Agent produces a mysterious piece of software and demands reinstatement. The enigmatic software, threatens to destabilise the world’s economy should it fall into the wrong hands. Pegasus returns only to be plunged into a breathtaking international chase involving terrorists, spies and criminals. Greed, corruption, dishonesty and mistrust are uncovered in the most powerful of places as the need to secure an enigmatic memory stick dominates proceedings. Only Davies King, a chess playing, hardnosed detective, and his team, seem capable of bringing sanity to a cyberspace driven society. Is there a traitor? A traitor of the worst kind! And there’s only one... Isn’t there?< Less
Threat Level One By Paul Anthony
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When Master Sergeant Jack Dooley uncovers a startling secret in the desert wastes of Iraq he unwittingly triggers an alarm that resonates throughout the western world. It doesn’t take long... More > before Boyd and his elite Special Crime Unit find themselves handling the investigation. But who is the man from Tikrit the police and intelligence community are desperately searching for? Is he really an Islamic assassin with orders to take out the leaders of the western world? As the Cumbrian counter-terrorist detective chases down the enquiry he enlists the aid of multiple intelligence agencies only to uncover a right wing plot to take over the government. Boyd soon realises that the man from Tikrit is an unknown quantity– and he certainly isn’t the only threat that needs to be thwarted.< Less
Authorship Demystified By Paul Anthony
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This book raises the following for examination:- The history of reading, writing and publishing from the days of yore to the QWERTY keyboard and beyond – The Sumerian Questions - Methods of... More > publication and how to get published – Pseudonyms – Biography - Contracts - Literary agents – Royalties – ISBN and DRM - to Free or not to Free – Copyright - Public domain – The Writing process - Creating and sustaining an Authorship - Developing Social Media effectively - Brand Marketing - Formatting eBooks and printed books – Genres - Preparing a manuscript for submission - Establishing a Readership - eReading devices - Retail sites - Market Share - Beta readers - Editorial services – Reviews - Authors groups – Networks – Bloggers - Screenplays – A look into the Future - and a stack of other things from the Net Book Agreement as it was in 1994 to the electronic age of 2014 via the arrival of the eReader device.< Less
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An Anthology from retired and serving police officers from the United Kingdom and the United States of America whose collective experiences are almost too many to count. This has resulted in an... More > eclectic mixture of short stories, poems, rhyming narrative and other short works which stretch from fantasy and young adult, to romantic through to satire and gritty crime thrillers. There is something for everyone. From literary prose to contemporary procedurals, there is a wonderful depth and array of reading pleasures here waiting to be consumed. Showcasing writers from both sides of the Atlantic – some already published, and some soon to be so – this only whets the appetite of what is still to come. With proceeds going to a fine charity – 'COPS' – (Care of Police Survivors) which tirelessly help survivors of officers who have lost their lives protecting us all.< Less
Coptales By Paul Anthony Associates
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This anthology is brought to you at Christmas time by a collection of police writers from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and their guests. Their work includes stories for children,... More > poetry, ghost stories, paranormal, fantasy and crime fiction. And you'll find that it's not just Christmas that they write about. There are a lot of surprises too. All proceeds from the anthology are donated to UK Cops - a police charity dedicated to looking after survivors. This is the second 'police anthology' and it follows on from 'Uncuffed' which was published earlier in the year. There's something for everyone here. Turn the pages and join the adventure< Less
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Welcome to Scribbles with Chocolate. A collection of short stories, poems and extracts to be read at leisure time and especially designed for use during a break, or when travelling from a to b. Lots... More > of poems and short stories - From murder to mayhem from ghosts to romance and back again.< Less