Troubador The End of the Road

Released: 28/01/2022

ISBN: 9781800465572

eISBN: 9781803138411

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The End of the Road


They say life is a journey, but what happens when you get to the end of the road?  

Terminally ill eminent Oxford professor, Des Kelly, develops a new technology for sustainable energy that can address environmental pollution and global warming. His discovery will make the global oil industry obsolete. International vested interests compete to control it and acquire his research through persuasion and harassment, trying to find the lever that will secure his co-operation. But facing his own imminent mortality and unknown to his colleagues, Kelly’s ambition is to control the timing and circumstances of his death by enrolling with a voluntary euthanasia company. As he plans his demise, he is asked to mentor a young Russian scientist who has defected to the West, bringing complementary knowledge that can accelerate the commercial application of his innovation. Work pressures and Kelly’s arrangements for assisted dying on a remote Danish island lead to unexpected results – affecting family, friends, work colleagues and people he hasn’t met in different parts of the world.

The process of preparation forces him to confront some of his innermost beliefs and insecurities but leads him to his most important finding – what happens after death – and answers the conundrum: can a restless spirit ever find contentment?

Barely a year after publishing his debut novel "The Primary Objective", Martin Venning has released his second thriller, "The End of the Road".

"With my second published book, I am starting to feel like an author", explained Martin.

"Although the subject of this second book is completely unrelated to the first, I hope it shows my writing style has developed over the past few months. At the time of writing I didn`t realise just how many books used the same title, but at least the plot is unique and guaranteed to keep the reader entertained".

RELEASE DATE 28 January 2022
£ 8.99 ISBN 9781800465572
Distributor: Troubador Publishing. Tel: 0116 279 2299. Email: [email protected]
Theme subject category: FHP Political / legal thriller
paperback 216x138 mm 403 pp Portrait.

A real page-turner with high intensity throughout the book which makes it difficult to put it down.

Great plot, well told, well written and careful in details, so I liked it very much. The themes of the book are highly relevant - not least the energy angle with the international implications/competition and the scientific integrity very well illustrated and challenged through the different characters and their different motifs. The assisted dying part is more unknown to me, but a very interesting perspective - and a very surprising ending of that part!!

As a Dane I haven't found anything to point a finger at regarding the Danish parts of the novel which makes it easy to read without being annoyed by incorrect details!

by Niels Erik Andersen

Martin Venning

West Yorkshire-based Martin Venning is a project communications and strategic investment adviser working in the property and construction sector engaging with businesses in the UK, continental Europe and Asia.

He trained as a journalist as part of his undergraduate studies and writes for pleasure.

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