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Secret Garden Festival (Salford 2012) By Mike Scantlebury
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The city of Salford is transfixed by the prospect of a huge Festival, of arts, music, dance and poetry. The residents are coming together to celebrate the life of Frances Hodgson Burnett, who wrote... More > the superb children's story, 'The Secret Garden'. So who needs a Secret Agent? Melia finds herself called in when things start getting ugly. In particular, her cousin Liv has been threatened. Someone is trying to kill the poor girl. Could it be something to do with her ex-husband, now languishing in a Polish prison? Or is it more to do with the Albanians, criminals with a savage line in reprisals? Strangely, the threats and violence only serve to do what the Festival was intended to do in the first place - bring people together. Only in this case, it's more about huddling together for survival, rather than joining in for sunshine and celebration. Someone should have warned those Albanians - if Melia is on the case, then there's only one way this problem is going to end. Her way.< Less
Secret Garden 2013 By Mike Scantlebury
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2012 was a great year, and the 'Secret Garden Festival' was a wonderful success, involving the whole community. 2013 was meant to be even better. Instead, nothing happened. Nothing. A complete waste... More > of time. No Festival. No fun. No community. It seems that the budget had been moved to a new cost centre. Resources had been re-deployed. There was going to be art, of course there was, but it wasn't coming from the community - it was coming from the Centre, the professionals. The people who knew best. Now why would that upset anybody? Is it possible it would make someone want to commit crime, in retribution? Like, murder, for instance? Well, as Melia found out, stumbling on these gruesome events, this was a time of drama, right enough, and the biggest mystery - for such a seasoned investigator - was how such civilised people could bring themselves to act like beasts. Hardly the Age of Enlightenment, was it? Not really the 21st century that everyone had been hoping for in Salford, England.< Less
The Folksinger 2013 By Mike Scantlebury
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Vlad Hugg is a new pop idol. He looks good, sounds good, and writes his own songs. Young girls love him. Boys want to be him. The sales of acoustic guitars have shot up. Why, it looks so simple. Just... More > write a few catchy songs, strum your guitar and you too can be a hero. Well, Vlad Hugg may be a solo performer, but he has an army behind him, a veritable corporation of lawyers, guides, trainers, P.R. people and secretaries. Strangely, most of them appear to be Russian. This is what has attracted the attention of Melia and the Unit. Her boss has alerted her to a potential problem. Young Vlad may be a spy. But he seems so innocent! So, why do people around keep dying, mostly in strange circumstances? Then, when someone tries to kill Vlad, things really get interesting. Who is trying to settle what scores? Does it really go back to the singer's origins in Salford, the town where Melia's cousin was born. Is there a possible link? And are they both in danger?< Less
Prince William: At Olympics 2012 By Mike Scantlebury
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Prince William of England, second in line to the throne, is asked by his grandmother to represent her at the Olympic events happening in the North of England in 2012. The Prince is pleased at the... More > request, appearing in public as the Queen's representative, but then less than happy when people start shooting at him and threatening his life in a myriad of unpleasant ways. Then Melia arrives. Amelia Hartliss, or 'Heartless' as she is known, has been sent from the local Regional Office of WSB, the country's foremost anti-terrorism unit. She is a professional, but in the weeks spent in the Prince's company, she finds her nature as a young and passionate woman is tested to the limit. She is attracted to the young man, and is surprised to find that the feeling may be mutual. As the terrorists close in, the two dissimilar people have to work together to survive, forging a bond that is more than their duty demands.< Less
Global Markets, Part 2 By Mike Scantlebury
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Mickey has got himself into a precarious position and needs to be rescued. Meanwhile his freind Don is still suspended from the police force and being investigated for money laundering. Don's fiancee... More > is having problems at the University where she works, and is being harassed by her new boss. Still, all these worries seem minor compared to the biggest issue of the day - why are so many computer chips failing, often in lethal ways? Mickey starts to investigate, but his efforts are blocked at every turn.If only he could rely on his colleagues at the Unit, but they are busy working for the county Mayor, who wants to know why Globalisation is proving to trying for the area. How can North West England survive in the new economy? It seems that the biggest countries of the world are willing to play by the rules. They are using death, threats and murder to enforce their will. Who will survive?< Less
CON-FUSION By Mike Scantlebury
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Melia has always had problems with the Deputy Director of her Unit. Still, she thought that, at least, there was only one of him - she was wrong. Mr Caulfield has a brother, one at least, maybe more.... More > When they appear, all at once, she is overwhelmed. No matter that they are all engaged in the most exciting mission - to save the world and deliver a new, unbeatable method of generating endless energy for humanity as it progresses. For Melia, at the centre of the action, her job is to carry the briefcase that contains all the secrets. She has to protect it at all costs, from all the people, friend and foe, that are trying to take it away from her. If only she could know who to trust, but the place is crowded, not only by those there but also the ghosts of her past. Melia has never forgotten her woeful teenage years, and there, right in front of her, is the sister of an old friend. What dreadful revelations are going to come her way? Now, of all times.< Less
SENCTIONED By Mike Scantlebury
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"Not another Election!" The Prime Minister of Britain has called yet another General Election in the middle of 2017, less than two years since the last one. Mickey is summoned into action... More > to defend candidates and preserve democracy, but where is his usual team? Where are his trusted colleagues? Why has Melia disappeared? Caulfield been transferred? Why is Liv been sent to a Mental Hospital? And who is 'Gulf', and why is he plotting against the Corsch Corporation? All that, all of it, can't have anything to do with votes, surely! After all, Mickey's boss, Captain Gibson, doesn't seem to be worried about any of those mundane, everyday things. He feels more threatened by the British Army and their plans for an immediate coup to replace whatever government there is, elected or not – without a popular vote! Britain today. Who had any idea that things had got so bad, or that they are just about to get worse. For everyone.< Less
The Bone Key Curse By Mike Scantlebury
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Mickey and the team are called in to another adventure, but this time it's weird. There's a ship that's been wrecked in the Bristol Channel, but it's two thousand years old and the jars it was... More > carrying hold secrets, vital secrets that could threaten the future of the Christian Church. Is that why people are willing to spy, shoot and kidnap in order to suppress the words that are listed in the containers? In a desperate race to decode the scrolls and save them from attackers, Mickey organises an escape around the leafy lanes of England, trying to stay one step ahead of the terrorists and two steps ahead of other interested parties - a selfish billionaire, an outraged Archbishop, one or two mad monks and the Heir to the English Crown. Who needs that sort of attention? If only Mickey could rely on his team, but the rag-tag bag of people who want to 'help' him include a policeman, some scientists and a person who could be a spy. That's his job! Mickey needs all his resources, his skill, his tenacity.< Less
Kidnapping Cameron By Mike Scantlebury
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Amelia Hartliss is having a pretty bad day, dropping in at Salford University to help a friend and finding herself in the middle of a visit by the Prime Minister of Britain. After all, she's... More > complaining: Why wasn't I told? As a foremost operative in the country's most important Security unit, she should have been assigned to protect the man, from dangers, such as attacks and attempted kidnaps. It can't be a coincidence then, that that's exactly what happens, and Melia is the only agent on the inside when it does, while all the other possible helpers are locked out. She tries to keep a low profile, but can't prevent herself being dragged in, putting her body between the leader of the country and those that mean him harm. Perhaps they can come to some accommodation, after all, the PM is willing to listen, but there is a weakness that plagues him - his brother. If Melia can only prevail on him and her Unit bosses to stop escalating the situation, maybe she can cope with the baddies and ensure nobody gets killed.< Less
Fatal Election By Mike Scantlebury
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The General Election of 2015 is tearing the country apart, dividing friends and family, colleagues and workers. Up north, in Salford, the rivalry is even worse, aided and abetted by a series of... More > terrorist outrages that has everyone on their toes. What is going on? Why are they being targeted? Only Mickey and Melia seem to have the ability to answer the questions, even though they aren't even close at the moment. They each have their own assignments. Mickey is on a canal barge, heavily disguised, working his way close to local politicians. Melia meanwhile, has been delegated to work with the Canadian Navy, temporarily berthed in Salford Docks with an enormous submarine. Why are they there? They have brought a present for the British government, they say, but seem surprisingly reluctant to hand it over. Melia wants to ditch the responsibility, and might have done, but for a rather attractive Lieutenant, who is taking up all her attention. Maybe, after all, Mickey will lose his place in her affections. Disaster!< Less