What is it about cops that we find so intriguing? Most people have strong views of the police, but how many of these views are based on evidence, and which are biased or stereotypes? What makes a person leave a perfectly normal life and join the police, putting themselves instantly into harms way, and suffering health issues that come with working a lifetime of shift-work, not to mention a messed-up social life?
This is the true, short story of just such a person who ended up spending 12 years at the sharp end of policing in the beautiful city of Cambridge in the UK.
It starts with a seemingly routine day in the life of young British soldier Diem Burden. His life is at a crossroads: his military career rapidly coming to an end with no idea of what to do post-army. With a new family to support, the pressure is mounting on him to find a way forward – and soon.
Returning back to camp after an idyllic day out, the squaddie is thrown into a horrifying tragedy which puts him to the test, as well as those around him. Later, whilst trying to cope with the trauma of that dreadful event, a seed is quietly planted which, with a slight bit of nurturing, leads Diem along a certain path.
Warning: Contains strong language and graphic descriptions of death and injury from the outset.
About the Author
On my Twitter profile I describe myself as an 'Englishman, lost in Spain', but it hasn't always been that way. I was lost long before I came to live in Spain.
Addicted to writing since 2008, I seriously smiled when my first publication – a short story based on my life – hit the #1 spot in numerous categories on Amazon & Kobo, and has been there, more or less, ever since.
This was followed by three subsequent books in the series, epublishing one a year, each increasing in size over its predecessor. Book 5 finally came in 2020, to conclude that series, and a paper version is also coming.
I'm now working on the next sixteen books, which include a six-book fantasy series based on Dreams.
In 2020, I am going to become a full-time writer. It's fair to say that I'm going to be around for a while.
Welcome to Diem.