The 13th Jonas Forbes Thriller
1967 A British rock band, HAVOK, are planning to drive across Europe to introduce Russians to rock-and-roll. Somebody is threatening VICE, the lead guitarist – and MI6 want a little job done for them so they persuade Jonas Forbes to accompany the group as a bodyguard. He poses as Joseph Franklin, a substitute Manager, irritating most of the band but helped out by his ‘PA’ Vanessa Holmes. By the time they’ve passed through East Germany and Poland he is sure the KGB know they’re on their way –and he ‘s right.
In the USSR the KGB are prepared to pounce on dissenters led by OBROK. At the same time leaks from the UK Embassy reveal a British agent is with the band. Jonas gains one supporter in the band when he rescues ACID and VICE become increasingly unstable – even though the tour is proving a success. Jonas, trying to contact dissidents, raises suspicion by his frequent absences. VICE is sure he can profit by betraying MI6’s scheme to the KGB but his plan backfires. In Moscow VICE is killed in an accident – or was it murder?
Jonas warns the dissidents that the KGB are about to pounce, but is the warning too late? Attention focuses on the group as it becomes clear VICE’s death was murder. Will they catch the killer? Jonas realises he’s met one of the KGB involved before – but will he be recognised?
A thriller closely set in its background – both musical and political.
About the Author
I am a retired teacher, living near Chichester, Sussex, UK. I am married with one daughter and two grandsons. Apart from writing my main hobbies are Family History, Music (all kinds) and playing the guitar. I have published four historical novels under different names which, you may find, still in print. I should point out that I wrote for my OWN enjoyment with the hope that others might also enjoy my books. What SERIOUSLY undermines my sales is my reluctance to be involved in social media. The details of my email account proves I am no recluse: I just focus on the negative sides of social media and so avoid them. However, you can contact me via my blog site re' my books and I'd welcome your questions and comments. I promise to check for them regularly.