Troubador Death of a Scientist

Released: 01/06/2013

ISBN: 9781780885483

eISBN: 9781780885858

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Death of a Scientist

A Political Assassination

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A Time for War
When a President and a Prime Minister want to go to war to remove a dictator and gain control of his country’s vast reserves of oil, they must gain public support. A threat from the dictator President to use chemical and biological weapons gives them their reason. But the weapons inspectors just can’t find the evidence that the country has such weapons. To counter this, a political dossier is created claiming the existence of weapons of mass destruction. 

A Time to Die
Dr John Finch, the world-renowned British specialist in chemical and biological weapons, is a member of a UN inspection team. He discovers that no such weapons exist, that the dossier is misleading and refuses to toe the political line. His actions do not stop the war, but it results in him becoming a target for a political assassination. Chuck Cornell, a member of the ultra-secret ‘Black Eagles’ is assigned the task, and Dr Finch is his victim. When Dr Finch is found dead in a wood it looks like suicide, but somebody has tampered with the crime scene, unidentified men are seen in the area and unusual activity at the scene is observed.  

A Time for Justice?
To halt the media frenzy a formal inquiry is set up, but vital witnesses are not called and a political cover-up looks likely. The Excalibur Foundation, an organisation that seeks justice for political victims, decides to take up the case. They propose to hunt down Chuck Cornell themselves and former French Foreign Legion sniper Dan Pierce is hired for the mission. During the operation to eliminate the Black Eagle however, a political target comes into Dan’s sights. Dan now holds the power to bring justice to the world, it’s just a matter of squeezing the trigger…

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although it's the author's first novel, it rings nearer truth than fiction. It flows along very nicely in part obviously due to his military past. I look forward to reading more of his work.

by Amazon.co.uk


What a cracking read! This is just my sort of book, gripping from the word go and definitely one that I could not put down. Written with a depth of knowledge and detail that serves to make the story really live, there were times when I found myself wondering whether this was fiction or fact! Thoroughly recommended - more please!

by Amazon.co.uk


An excellent 'roller-coaster' ride through the murky world of politics and shady international organisations whose existence is denied by government agencies. Though a fiction novel, it begs the question about what really takes place in the secret world of espionage, 'behind-the-scenes' political manoeuvres and international deals. The book has resonances of Clancy and Grisham in style and gathers pace as the plot unfolds. The characters are believable and the ending has a twist. An engaging and enjoyable read to the final page.

by amazon review


This book has echoes of recent events and demonstrates the lengths some people will go to in order to stifle dissent and opposition. The characters are well written and the background details show the author's depth of research. The ending is satisfactory as the 'baddies' - in more ways than one - get their just desserts!

by Amazon.co.uk review


A good reminder of truth & injustice. This book is a reminder of actual events still not yet clearly explained by the authorities. It is essential reading for espionage buffs and or anyone just interested in important events that greatly effected our once great nation. A good but frightening read.

by amazon.co.uk review


Death of a Scientist is a fascinating read. It provides an insight into the clandestine activities that might occur behind political lines. Its story is easy to follow, very real and a must read, whether or not you have a political interest, or a thirst to observe how world leaders and power states could really behave. Highly recommended.

by Amazon.co.uk


You won't be disappointed!
A brilliant read! You don't have to be interested in politics to find it gripping. The author has produced a story that manages to detail complex political agendas in a very easy to understand format, which is fast paced and leaves you wanting more after every page. It is evident that the author has done a huge amount of research to be able to produce such a quality read. You won't be disappointed with this read!

by Amazon.co.uk


A brilliant read! You don't have to be interested in politics to find it gripping. The author has produced a story that manages to detail complex political agendas in a very easy to understand format, which is fast paced and leaves you wanting more after every page. It is evident that the author has done a huge amount of research to be able to produce such a quality read. You won't be disappointed with this read!

by amazon.co.uk


Just wanted to tell you that I've just finished reading Death of a Scientist. Wow, absolutely loved it, a brilliantly written book, fast paced and leaves you wanting more at every page. A very thought provoking read and is clear that you have done a huge amount of research into producing it. Congratulations, another winner on your hands!

by Etcetera


Having just finished reading your first novel ‘Death of a Scientist’ may I say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The two principal protagonists Cornell and Pierce are well drawn and believable characters, and the story moves along at a fast pace. With echoes of Tony Blair and Dr David Kelly it gives the reader plenty of food for thought. Suitable subject for a film wouldn’t you say?’

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