Richard Cobourne writes with a production background in the broadcast, corporate, music and global events industries.
He began his career working for the BBC. In 1990 he co-formed On Screen Productions Ltd, which he sold five years ago to pursue a career as voice artist, conference facilitator and consultant creative producer and, more recently, to enable him to write full-time.
He has worked in the business-of-show all over the world for over thirty years (one year taking 91 flights!) and as a result has a deep understanding of the shenanigans of the industry.
He lives with his wife in the Wye Valley and Fuerteventura.
Danny Owen, former investigative journalist, today a music and celebrity reporter, stumbles upon a people smuggling racket concealed within the massive Martha Moving Out UK, European and African concert tour.
All is not going well during rehearsals and then Martha, the star, disappears. Kidnapped and held to a bizarre ransom.
The tour cannot go ahead with the promoter blackmailed and owing the dirty-money financiers millions. Once enemies, Danny and the promoter are thrown together to save Martha. But in saving Martha, is Danny becoming involved in the murky underbelly of international organised crime leading his friends and his lover into danger? There are twists, turns and red herrings. Can you trust anyone?
This is Hello magazine meets the thriller. Romance and intrigue, perfect for the beach or aeroplane.
It begins in the world of show business, but soon the tension romps to a climactic murderous ending.