Isia's Secret

Isia's Secret

by Ray Stone

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BN ID: 2940045285216
Publisher: Ray Stone
Publication date: 08/31/2013
Series: Enda Osin Mystery , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 292,457
File size: 445 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ray Stone is an accomplished author with a variety of published works to his name. Born just outside London in 1946, he grew up in post war Britain during a period of depression and ration books, bombed out housing and BBC radio. At school he won a writing competition at the age of eleven and later in his teens went on to widen his interest in the arts. At the age of eighteen he began writing poetry and lyrics whilst studying at college. Two years later Ray worked in theatre as a technician with many orchestras’ and artists including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Mantovani, The original Doyle Carte Opera Company, Harlequin Ballet, Joan Baez, Jimmy Hendrix, Oscar Peterson and worked on local shows such as My Fair Lady, Camelot and West Side Story. His poetry won him first place in 1998 in an international internet poetry competition with ‘Angry Silence.’ Moving to Colchester in the same year he wrote a full page article about the historical significance of the locale and was published with a by-line in the local press. Whilst writing his first novel Ray returned to writing lyrics and teamed up with a local composer. Together they produced and recorded five blues numbers. A book of poetry and lyrics, Life over a cup of Tea, was published in 2011. Ray’s first novel, ‘THE TROJAN TOWERS,’ was published in 2005. A second political thriller, the first of the Enda Osin Mysteries, ‘ISIA’S SECRET,’ was published in September 2013. The next in the series, ‘TWISTED WIRE,‘ was published in September 2014. In 2015 Ray will publish a follow on to The Trojan Towers, a chase thriller entitled 'CRATE OF LIES.' The last in the Enda Osin series will be published in 2016. All of his works are available in E version, print, and shortly on audio too. Ray’s favourite authors are Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Neville Shute, Alistair Maclean, C.S.Forrester, Len Deighton, Daniel Silva, Ernest Hemingway – and the list goes on. Ray Stone has lived in and around London’s colourful EastEnd and the café sets of Westminster and Kensington. Rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous-and infamous he has acquired a unique insight into the lives of both criminal and upper classes that give his works a believable realism. Ray moved to the USA in 2003 and married. He has since retired from a successful landscape design business and now lives on Cyprus with his wife and fellow author, Mrellan Harahan.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
`Isia's Secret' is Raymond Stone's second novel. This is an author who is developing his craft with each novel he puts out. In Isia's Secret he takes the reader to a new level of enjoyment. Set with the Mediterranean in the background he took me down dark alleys where I witnessed shady deals. He builds tension, crafts his story line and leaves me wanting to know more as the story unfolds. As some background; Isia has a secret which could bring down a powerful Greek shipping magnate, Paul Hriscopalis. If this secret comes out his ambition to be elected to the EU and influence decisions over Cyprus will be thwarted. It all comes to a head on a cruise from London to Cyprus on the pretext of returning the Elgin Marbles. Enda, banished from writing hard news defies his editor when he begins unravelling the mystery instead of writing the politically neutral story of the return of the Elgin Marbles. The stories behind Isia's death, the inauthentic grandson who stands to inherit Hriscopalis' empire and the haunting story of his own parent's death drive investigative journalist Enda aided by researcher Jessica come together in a massive explosion aboard Hriscopalis' cruise ship. Great story. A lot of fun. Plenty of pace. I look forward to Raymond's next novel. I recommend it. Suraya Dewing,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Ray Stone's earlier novel, The Trojan Towers, I couldn't wait to read isia's Secret. I'm so happy that I did - and that Stone didn't disappoint. Isia's Secret is better, bolder, richer and more lively than his first novel.  Enda Osin is a London journalist with a few chips on his shoulder and more than a little bit of talent for getting himself into trouble. Most of all he's a good journalist with a story to nose out. Where his natural talent runs out is where it concerns the fairer sex - and Jessica Du Rosse is very fair and very much of the opposite sex. She proves more than a match for Enda in romance game and  real help on his quest to ferret out what seems fishy about shipping magnate Paul Hrisacopolis. Can Enda get his story, get his girl and get out with his life intact?  It's a great read. Fast, funny and the characters - particularly Enda and Jessica - are engrossing and believable. I understand that there's a sequel in the works and I can't wait to see what happens to Enda next. Take the time to read Isia's Secret. If you like thrillers and espionage, you'll love it. If you like great visualizations and wonderful, human characterizations, you owe it to yourself to read Isia's Secret. And don't forget about The Trojan Towers - it's a great read as well.