Troubador Bandwagon

Released: 28/03/2020

ISBN: 9781838592981

eISBN: 9781838598020

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Life hasn’t turned out how Danny Owen expected it to. Formerly an investigative journalist, today a radio reporter reluctantly covering celebrity and the music industry, focusing on glitz, glamour and the gaudy stars.

Danny is offered an exclusive interview with Martha, the star of the forthcoming Martha Movin’ Out tour, but when he arrives at Elstree Studios he discovers that rehearsals are not going well. Not suspicious initially, but then things take a dire turn when he learns that Martha has disappeared. With the concert tour potentially in ruins, Danny and occasional lover Daisy DeVilliers, the tour’s PR, team up beyond the call of duty in an effort to find Martha and rescue the tour.

Soon Danny and Daisy are unwittingly inveigled into the murky world of people smuggling, blackmail and international organised crime. They pick their way through a minefield where one wrong move could not only blow the rescue attempts but could also end their own lives. In a duplicitous world where people show only their best side, trusting the wrong person could be the last thing they ever do.


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.

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Richard Cobourne

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.

Richard Cobourne author of Bandwagon

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