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The Icelander: A Thriller as Up to Date as Tomorrows Headlines
     

The Icelander: A Thriller as Up to Date as Tomorrows Headlines

by David W. Stokes
 

A gripping international thriller that is as up to date as tomorrow's headlines! When on the 2nd of August 2007, two Russian submersibles were sent to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean to plant the national flag on the seabed to reinforce the country's blanket claim over the oil rich territory, controversy follows swiftly.

Four years later, in a seemingly

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A gripping international thriller that is as up to date as tomorrow's headlines! When on the 2nd of August 2007, two Russian submersibles were sent to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean to plant the national flag on the seabed to reinforce the country's blanket claim over the oil rich territory, controversy follows swiftly.

Four years later, in a seemingly unconnected event, a three strong hit team led by a man known as The Icelander is by chance intercepted in the heart of the Italian city of Venice.

What the authorities don't know is that they are on the way to carry out the assassination of two Norwegian government aides, who are covertly working in their own self-serving interests to upstage Russia's plans.

The gang ends up trapped in Venice's Doge Palace, and when it is established that one of the terrorists is former IRA bomb maker Seamus O'Callaghan, Nick Savvas, a retired British Army bomb disposal expert, is called in. But when it all goes wrong, the Icelander takes matters into his own hands and all hell breaks loose.

From the snowy wilderness that is the Arctic Circle, and the mean streets of Northern Ireland, to the romantic Italian city of Venice and the sparsely populated islands of the Venetian lagoon, this is a fast moving story that will grip you to the very last page!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956881601
Publisher:
David James Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

I have worked as a broadcast journalist for many years, for Independent Radio News on both Downtown Radio and Cool FM, covering all the major 'Troubles' stories from Northern Ireland, including the IRA Hunger Strikes, The Maze Prison break-out, The Poppy Day bombing in Enniskillen and the Omagh Bomb atrocity.

I have interviewed a whole range of people - from Ian Paisley, Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams to Margaret Thatcher, Chris Patton and the late Mo Mowlam. I have breakfasted with pop evergreen Cliff Richard (in Belfast's Europa Hotel, which still holds the distinction of the most bombed hotel in the world), shared a cup of coffee with the boys from Westlife - and even had a bit of a banter on the radio with King of the Jungle Christoper Biggins (I'm a Celbrity Get Me Outta Here). Apologies for the name dropping! Oh, yes, and I won a Sony Award for my radio coverage of the then US President Bill Clinton's historic visit to Northern Ireland.

Currently, I am Group Editor at 4SM (NI) Ltd, a highly respected and long established publishing company based in Hillsborough, County Down, where we produce a series of trade and business-to-business magazines, including Export & Freight, Sustainable Ireland and Plant & Civil Engineer. Not quite as exciting as my previous day job, but at least it allows me time to devote to my first love: thriller writing.

My favourite authors are, in no particular order, John Grisham, Jeffrey Archer, James Patterson, Stieg Larsson - and Vince Flynn, he of 'Mitch Rapp' fame.

My other novels include the follow up to The Icelander, THE HUNT FOR BLACK FRIDAY, again featuring Nick Savvas and Lyndsay Mitchell, and two contemporary romances, based on a true story, WOUNDED HEART, the first in a series of three books set in Dublin and following the complicated lives of two young couples. The second, SECRET HEART, was also recently released.

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