My fourth novel, UNIVERSITY OF LIFE, is coming along nicely.
I’ve completed the first draft (an achievement in itself) and am currently editing the crap out of it. Literally and figuratively.It’s been a lot of fun, and I genuinely believe it’s my best work yet.
There’s a lot riding on this one. It’s the first of a proposed series, and I have the stories for the next three books at the ready. If this one goes down like a lead balloon, I might need a rethink.
This first book will focus on bringing the team together (not a team of superheroes, but a team of Private Investigators) and set the characters up for the next batch of adventures.
I’m excited. Motivated. Happy. I can’t wait to get this one out there and see what happens.
In the meantime, here’s the synopsis:
ONE TEENAGE GIRL. ONE ERROR OF JUDGEMENT. TWO DETECTIVES ON THE CASE. A SHED LOAD OF TROUBLE AND BULLETS.
After a pile-up on the M1 leads to the death of his couriers and the theft of a suitcase filled with cocaine, London crime boss Eddie Daniels sends his best men up to Leicester to bring it back.
University freshman Julie Holmes calls her mother the same evening. She was involved in the crash, and in a moment of panic grabbed the suitcase and is now on the run.
Julie’s mother calls upon ex-husband Bobby – a former cop turned muscle-for-hire – to find her and bring her home, but having been an absent father, Bobby turns to Julie’s love-struck ex-boyfriend Joe, a Private Investigator, for help.
And so begins a race to see who can find Julie first: Two men who love her dearly, or a blood-thirsty maniac whose favourite pastimes are torture and hard drugs.
A BLEND OF DETECTIVE FICTION AND BUDDY COMEDY, UNIVERSITY OF LIFE IS A FAST-PACED, FUNNY AND ACTION-PACKED TALE ABOUT FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP AND DODGING BULLETS.
More info soon.