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Jennercide By Mike Scantlebury
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Mickey doesn't like making mistakes, but one day he does. It's a big one, and it costs a man's life. He can't live with that, and sets out to avenge the victim and bring the murderer to justice, even... More > if it is the largest food and chemical conglomerate in the world.< Less
Salford Trenches 2014 By Mike Scantlebury
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Melia is asked to work undercover. It's uncomfortable. For one thing, she has to live in a tent, in the middle of the windswept and desolate Barton Moss, an area of countryside unexpectedly found in... More > the middle of the City of Salford. Gratifyingly for her, her on-off boyfriend Mickey has been ordered into the same operation - but, unfortunately for both of them, he is on the opposite side, with the Police! Their relationship becomes as tense as the stand-off between the demonstrators and the drilling operation that faces them, each one unwilling to give an inch in their battle either for or against the new source of gas and oil in Britain - made available through 'fracking'. It's a controversial move, but the UK government is determined to catch up with their US counterparts, and they are happy to support the new technology. Meanwhile, Melia is distraught, losing all faith in her new bosses at the Unit; struggling to support her failing cousin; and determined to hold on to Mickey, one way or the other.< Less
Reverend Dumb By Mike Scantlebury
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Britain is in the middle of a huge political upheaval. A Referendum has been called with a simple Yes/No question: should the United Kingdom stay in Europe, or cut links and float off into the ocean?... More > Passions are running high and national security is at risk. Those charged with protecting lives and property, such as Mickey's unit, the WSB, are stretched to the limit, fighting existing terrorists as well as some new, unexpected threats. Meanwhile, the pressure from Europe is only part of the day-to-day problems, with interest from other international allies and rivals, like the USA and China, Japan and Russia. Captain Gibson, struggling to field a full team, is forced to press some of his desk jockeys into action, inexperienced people like his Deputy. Happily, he could be useful, though. He was at school in Hong Kong and met the Reverend Umh, now returned to the UK on business. If only Mickey was around more, all would be well.< 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 Olympics 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 mature 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
Prince William 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 Olympics 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 mature 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
Reverend Dumb By Mike Scantlebury
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The people of Britain must make a momentous, yes an historic, decision. They are being allowed to decide whether the country should remain as part of the European Community, or should cut off its... More > border at the English Channel and become independent. Again. For the first time in forty years, a Referendum is taking place. Passions are running high. Politicians are becoming agitated. People are getting killed. If only Mickey was there to take care of things. Unfortunately, he is spending a lot of time in the hospital, watching over Melia, who went in for a routine bit of surgery, but is suffering complications. Since they are both missing, Security Agency WSB has to find some other poor souls to do the work - like Deputy Director Caulfield, and computer technician Terry. Neither have the skills for Field Work and Operations, and quickly get out of their depth. If only the visiting Chinese delegation would behave, but, strangely, they are acting like terrorists. Businessmen? They are not what they seem.< Less
Kidnapping Cameron By Mike Scantlebury
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Amelia Hartliss has a history of being in the right place at the same time - she's lucky like that - but being in Salford University media building on a cold autumn day is the opposite: she's... More > stumbled into the middle of a terrorist outrage and kidnapping attempt. Worse, the target is none other than the Prime Minister of Great Britain, her erstwhile boss, since he is the titular head of Security Services and she is an experienced operative. Right, she decides, let's make the best of it. After all, she is the only undercover and experienced anti-terrorist agent in the building, while everyone else - including Melia's manager, the horrible Richard Caulfield - are on the outside looking in. The only little difficulty confronting her is that the baddies aren't her usual sort of opposition, and she can't really understand why they would be doing what they are doing. What do they want, and what will they settle for? Can she do a deal and get the PM released? It's her only hope.< 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
Salford Trenches 2014 By Mike Scantlebury
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Melia has been given a difficult assignment - working undercover with a bunch of homeless hippies and indigent travellers. Meanwhile Micky, her on-off boyfriend, is working another part of the same... More > operation, on the other side of the fence, with the police! They are on opposite sides, and it merely reflects the stress that their relationship has recently been under. Melia, looking for support, finds that her cousin Liv is on the verge of a breakdown and no help at all. Her boss, Captain Gibson, is in the throes of being ousted from his role, and the anti-fracking camp includes a rather attractive young singer-songwriter, who tempts Meia to more than a passing interest. Of course, the government is now committed to allowing fracking in Britain, and has made it quite clear that the demonstrators must not win. Something's gotta give, but will it be Melia or the drill-bit that cracks first?< 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