Micro-Surgeon and scientist, Johan Van Dongen, is a Dutchman born in Rotterdam. Like most scientists, he has enjoyed a very good life in his laboratory professional duties and also as a former lecturer in the university. His love for mankind is exceptional since he believes every living thing on earth which has breath, needs to properly care for, instead of destruction.
When a young investigative reporter is found dead on the streets of London few people notice. But when another body – minus its head and hands – is washed up on the banks of the Thames, its grisly condition arouses a little more interest.
There appears to be no connection between the two dead men. But, unsuspected by the electorate, there is a shocking and dangerous secret at the very heart of government. While the United Kingdom approaches a crucial and delicately-balanced referendum on Europe, a group of ruthlessly determined individuals will stop at nothing – including murder – to prevent the truth from getting out.
Andrew Marr’s first novel is a gleefully twisted spin through the corridors of power. Making full use of his unrivalled inside knowledge of the British political scene, Marr has threaded his wickedly clever thriller with a distinctive strand of pitch-black humour, to offer an irreverent glimpse behind the parliamentary curtain.
Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a Scottish journalist and political commentator. He edited The Independent for two years until May 1998, and was political editor of BBC News from 2000 until 2005.
He began hosting a political programme Sunday AM, now called The Andrew Marr Show, on Sunday mornings on BBC One from September 2005. Marr also hosts the BBC Radio 4 programme Start the Week.
In 2007 he presented a political history of post-war Britain on BBC Two, Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain, followed by a prequel in 2009 – Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain focusing on the period between 1901 and 1945.
Most recently, he presented a series, Andrew Marr’s Megacities, examining the life, development and challenges of some of the largest cities in the world.
Charming, handsome and magnetic when he needs to be, Joe Reed is the ultimate predator. Set to help stop him, novice criminal profiler Jenny Foster is plunged out of her depth in a race against time. As the pressure grows, her personal life spirals out of control and she makes catastrophic errors, putting herself and her team in mortal danger. The body count begins to mount in the wake of ruthless evil. Who can stop him?
Ian Jackson was born in Liverpool in 1964. He has been in magazines and publishing since1989 and is an accomplished feature writer.
His debut novel Dead Charming is set in Manchester and stems from his keen interest in psychology and crime. Ian analyses the experiences of both perpetrator and victim through their emotional and psychological turmoil with often terrifying results.
Ian has completed his second novel “Deadly Determination” which is a fast-paced crime roller-coaster thrill ride set in and around Liverpool – due for release in June 2015.
Ian has two children, Tom, 23 and Anna, 20 and lives with his fiancee Susie and her two children, Toby, 11 and George, 8 in Cheshire with Maddie the Jackapoo.