Lord Allenby

The individual stories of how each of the characters named in the prologue – eleven in all – interact with Lord Allenby in the days leading up to his 60th birthday party, at which he’s planning to retire. Each has his or her own reason for not wanting him around, but who would want him dead badly enough to take matters into their own hands? And if they did, how would they do it?

Available as an ebook for a very modest sum on Amazon Kindle, a version which includes the epilogue where “whodunnit” is revealed. Alternatively, read most of it online here for free. The tale works without the final “whodunnit”, or you can read the epilogue for a small donation. [ If you’ve already read the book, and you want to skip straight to The Epilogue, click here. ]

Police Action

Andrew was lucky to have been accepted into the Force. Now that nearly every country was a member of the World Alliance, the need for standing armies had all but disappeared so it was quite small. Their role was more like that of a heavily armed police force than an army. They sorted out trouble if it erupted, but being so well armed and well trained their mere existence was a fairly strong deterrent to trouble even starting in the first place. They trained for and reacted to natural disasters too, ready to deliver much needed assistance whenever and wherever it was required. Apart from the prestige of being part of such an elite force, that was really why Andrew had joined. His chance to help, when help was what was needed. But there were a few little thorns that needed pulling out before they could concentrate fully on that. Like the drugs that were still flowing out of South America.

Available as an ebook for a very modest sum on Amazon Kindle. Alternatively, you can read it online here for free.

The Race

Detective Inspector Jon Longton needs to find Alberto Riaz, and he needs to do it before Raoul Cassi does. Because if Raoul Cassi finds him first, he’ll kill him. It is, after all, the reason why Tomas Fuente sent Cassi over to the UK. He’s already tried once. Next time he might be more successful. Besides, he doesn’t seem to particularly care if other people get hurt as a byproduct.

Available as an ebook for a very modest sum on Amazon Kindle. Alternatively, you can read it online here for free.

Cromarty

A short sci-fi story, intended one day to be part of a series using the ‘Shipping Forecast’ as titles.