The Killing Gene: reviews and reaction

“It’s not often that you come across a clever, well-researched anthropological thriller that is every bit as exciting as it is intelligent. There are some grand claims made here but they are all backed up with discussions of the archaeological and linguistic...

The Killing Gene – blasted out of the airlock

The Killing Gene is published today, blasted out of the airlock: destination unknown. Will it race across the sky like a meteor, leaving a dazzling shower of sparks behind it? Or be immediately sucked out into an infinity of nothingness, just one more piece of...
The Last Greeks of Alexandria

The Last Greeks of Alexandria

I thought it might be fun to post the first chapter of one of my unpublished novels, a historical thriller entitled The Last Greeks of Alexandria. The novel was about a quest to rediscover the famous library of that great city… my hopes for publication were...

Chieftanomics

Violence was in the air as the Malian elder and his strongest tribesman crossed the River Moa by canoe. Waiting on Tiwai Island were dozens of Sierra Leonean fishermen, seething with anger. The Malians had paddled through two countries to Sierra Leone, lured by the...

The Napoleon Complex – complete!

So, I have finished my second novel. I say second – it’s actually the fourth I’ve written, including the two unpublished thrillers I wrote while trying to develop my craft to the point where it was any way readable. But this is only second of my...