Too many cooks almost spoil
the broth when hunted a sadistic serial-killer in Cuba in 1957. Jonas Forbes rubs
shoulders with Batista’ Security Battalion as well as Marxists He’s helped and
hindered by two senoritas and the occupants of two Embassies. Does anybody
really want to catch the killer?
1966 UK Criminal families hog the headlines. One
gang are double-crossed by their corrupt lawyer. In the resulting violence the
brother-in-law of Jonas Forbes is nearly killed. Jonas strikes back and is then
hunted by both police and gangsters. The contest becomes a matter of family
business. – and survival.
A fast-moving thriller
closely set in its historical background, chiefly in Kent..
London 1959 The Shah of Iran is visiting
Britain but somebody aims to kill him. Jonas Forbes is hired to protect him,
but from whom? Religious extremists or left-wing revolutionaries or an unknown
enemy? His chief Iranian contact is Reza Karimidad: his chief M15 contact is
Jack Sharpe. Who is helping and who is not? How does he distinguish truth from
lies? A thriller firmly set in the period.
Following revolution in Iraq a cousin of the deposed king is in danger. Jonas
Forbes has the job of bringing a most uncooperative individual from Rome to
London, under constant threat from the Mafia, the Unione Corse and others
pursuing the contract. Will the 'package' arrive undamaged in London?
A thriller firmly
centred in historical fact which involves European railways, an uncooperative
client and two of the world’s most dangerous criminal organisations
USSR Jonas Forbes is hired to protect a
guitarist in HAVOK, a rock group booked for concerts in Moscow; but Jonas is
also working for MI6. Can he manage both jobs? Can he elude the KGB? As the
group travel by coach across Europe he’s also threatened by the STASI and the
SB. The Rock World, Cold War and murder feature in this fast-paced thriller.
the tensions following the 1956 Suez crisis Jonas Forbes is sent to Egypt to
get a cypher-code hidden by a Mossad agent in the temple of Karnak. despite
mixed support at home, he succeeds but is hunted by both the Mukhabarat and Mossad.
helped by gypsies he flees into the desert but must overcome treachery and
kidnap before he reaches safety in Sudan. a fast-paced thriller with attention
to historical detail.
of course, the uk foreign office expect jonas to do a ‘little job’ for them as biafra slides to defeat but jonas has other ideas. the high commission in lagos, however, has been warned about him by whitehall critics, and won’t cooperate to the point of hostility. so jonas disappears into the war zone near owerri.
it’s december 1969 and the nigerian federal army, at last on the brink of victory, doesn’t welcome any intrusion which might disturb their strategy; nor do their opponents, fighting with their backs against the wall. civilians are subjected to humiliation and violence from both sides and so obviously have little time for strangers. standing both apart and above the battlefield is the ruthless shaidan, as much a myth as reality, waging his own hate-filled campaign of atrocities against the nigerian government and its supporters. Even so jonas does find some help but he just can’t keep them with him. as the federal net tightens on the last biafran resistance jonas falls into the hands of shaidan. as he faces death it looks as if his mission has failed. at home ds john wyatt, his long-time friend, and vanessa can’t even find out where he is, let alone give him any help. Even so, the story isn’t over yet as other minor characters, such as a deserter from the federal army and a disgraced sergeant out to catch him, have a part to play in the finale.of an adventure which, the reader may recognise, eventually comes to be interpreted as three different scenarios.
this thriller is really dedicated to the little people, the victims of one of the most disastrous conflicts in the 20th century. it contains cruelty and heroism, endurance and deceit. it uses research into a war of such confusion that, even today, participants still argue about their roles and intentions.
1956 UK. Stalinists
plot to murder the new Soviet leaders, Bulganin and Khrushchev, visiting
Britain. But their agent a themselves as
much as their enemies.
Jonas Forbes, hired
to protect the visiting leaders, soon finds himself with a personal score to
settle. He is both helped and hindered
by the rival Soviet organisations, the GRU and the KGB, as well as the British police.
lightly-written thriller concentrating on historical accuracy.