David Tolfree is a semi-retired chartered physicist and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of
Physics. with over 40 years of experience in nuclear research, project management
and the marketing of research facilities while employed by the UK Atomic Energy
Authority (1957-1966) and the UK Research Councils (CLRC) (1966-1998). In 1999,
he was the Technical Director of Faraday Foresight Northwest and after the co-
founder of a consultancy company Technopreneur Ltd dedicated to the commercial
exploitation of new technologies.to industry. Part of that work involved advising
government departments on the industrial benefits of micro-nano technologies and
the setting up of a UK national programme.
During David's career as a government physicist and an industry consultant, he
published a total of 186, books, book chapters, newspaper, journal and magazine
articles and conference proceedings. He has given invited interviews on television
and radio on micro and nanotechnologies. David is currently the Executive Vice
President of MANCEF (Micro - Nanotechnology, and Emerging Technologies
Commercialization Educational Foundation, an international body. He was one of the
founding members of MANCEF and the UK Institute of Nanotechnology. Over the
last twenty years, he has organised, chaired and been a speaker at over 42
international conferences on micro-nano and emerging technologies. He is currently
on the Editorial Board of Commercial Micro Manufacturing (CMM), an international
magazine and is a regular writer
David's interests include writing, filmmaking, photography, space science, painting,
gardening, reading, lecturing in science and technology to the public, including
schools and colleges and travel. Over the last decade, he has written two technical
books and four fictional political thrillers published by Troubador Ltd.
The Millennium Secret by David Tolfree
Reviews for on Amazon Books
5.0 out of 5
It is a great story, worthy of being made into a film.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 November 2022
Following David Tolfree's previous work, I have been looking forward to his next book, and the
Millennium Secret has certainly not been disappointing. With current issues involving Russia, the
book seems particularly relevant and one is left feeling that some of the content might be factual.
It is a gripping and easy read which is difficult to put down. Without a doubt I would unreservedly
recommend this intriguing story to other readers.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Story of our Times
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 December 2022
The Millennium Secret is a thought-provoking fictional story cleverly woven by the author around
historical events. He has used his knowledge of nuclear physics and the scientific and political
history of the development of the atomic bomb in the 1940s as a background to the story. The
story brilliantly shows how such a weapon can be exploited by those who seek world domination.
In 1999, Paul Cane, a well-known freelance investigative journalist, uncovers secret documents
in a Cotswolds cottage which reveal the existence of a clandestine powerful group known as The
New Order bent on taking control of the US Government. In pursuance of the leaders of the
group and its real intention, Cane takes the reader to places in England, Kuwait and North
America. Once started, I could not stop reading this intriguing story. There are so many twists
and turns by the variety of the characters in the story that it approaches the mysteries often
found in Agatha Christies books. I liked the romantic love affair, which adds to its reality.
Near the end of the book, I found out The Millennium Secret. With the war in Ukraine and the
increasing rise of nationalism and autocratic regimes, The Millennium Secret is more than just
another story. It is todays message for people concerned about our future security.
The book is a great read and I highly recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Millennium Secret by Dave Tolfree
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 December 2022
A complex but engaging story in which the authors scientific background is evident. Given the
period the story covers, the plot line is authentic a time when terrorist activity was increasing and
major incidents were about to happen. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and recommend it
as a well-paced and exciting story.
Roadmapping Emerging Technologies
by David Tolfree and Alan Smith
Reviewed by Professor Steve Walsh in 2009
(Black Professor of Entrepreneurship University of New Mexico, US)
Drs David Tolfree and Alan Smith have put together a book on road mapping that is truly
exceptional. They provide a reflective practitioner a set of ten chapters that truly discuss the
road mapping phenomenon that has seem to rake off over the last 20 years as people seek to
decrease technology risk in the firms, their economic regions and their industries. The book is
well written and concise and provides the readers with many methods and examples of how to
proceed. I urge any road mapping professional to obtain a copy.
Doctors David Tolfree and Alan Smith have put together a book on road mapping that is truly exceptional. They provide a reflective practitioner a set of ten chapters that truly discuss the road mapping phenomenon that has seem to rake off over the last 20 years as people seek to decrease technology risk in the firms, their economic regions and their industries. The book is well written and concise and provides the readers with many methods and examples of how to proceed. I urge any road mapping professional to obtain one.
Black professor of Entrepreneurship University of New Mexico
Past President MANCEF
Co-editor of the Fist Micro and Nano technology international roadmaps