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About the Author
Michael's second novel, THE SHADOW OF THE WOLF, was published in 1984 by Robert Hale of London. It was to be many, many years of writing and rejections before he saw his third novel published in 2007. This was HELL'S GATE, the novel he had been trying to get accepted since 1980. Other books followed: THE EAGLE'S COVENANT in 2007 (Robert Hale). THE DEVIL'S TRINITY in 2008 (Robert Hale). In May 2009 THE THIRD SECRET. A COVERT WAR followed that in 2010, and in December, 2011, THE BOY FROM BERLIN was published, once again published by Robert Hale. This novel is to be published in paperback by Harlequin in North America and Canada. Harlequin have also taken up the English language paperback rights for THE EAGLE'S COVENANT, also for North America and Canada.
Michael met his wife Pat when he was sixteen and she was fifteen. They married in 1960, have four sons, ten grandchildren and a new great grandson, Harrison. They celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary in January 2010. Michael has worked as an office boy, a Merchant seaman, a plaster's labourer, a deck hand, a cinema projectionist, an RAF Technician and a maintenance technician in the food industry. He has also worked in the Middle East. In 1997 Michael and Pat moved to Spain and settled on the Costa Blanca. Michael's hobbies are Football, snooker, and keyboard. He is member of Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF) along with his wife, and used to play keyboard there as a member of the Praise and Worship team.
Michael has described his writing hobby as a 'Sweet curse'. He says that the joy comes from writing a full length novel, living with it, creating the adventure, the characters, the excitement etc., but the curse comes from the number of rejections that are received from almost all the publishers and agents he contacts. But perseverance is the key word, which was the case with HELL'S GATE; twenty six years in trying.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book was written for the American market and is the work of a consumate thriller writer; author of five books. The Devil's Trinity is set in the Gulf of Mexico and The Bahamas where a deadly attack on the Eastern Seaboard of America is being planned by terrorists. Unwittingly drawn into the plot is Harry Marsham, oceanographer and his business partner, Helen. The two of them are involved in a deadly, underwater game that threatens to rip the soft underbelly of America wide open. The CIA know that three, nuclear bombs have been smuggled out of the Ukraine and are somewhere close to the American coast. Remo Francesini, a CIA agent in Washington and his boss, Admiral James Starling find they are fighting a desperate battle against a skilled enemy who knows how to use every trick in the book to bring America to its knees. In a race against time, Francesini has to find a way of defeating Khan, the terrorist leader, the evils of voodoo, and three missing nuclear bombs. The action is played out on land and sea, with a gripping underwater sequence that will leave the reader breathless.