Well the first copies of Earth plc have arrived today. The portfolio is complete for 2014 and copies of the latest book Earth plc are becoming available in more outlets. One of my readers sent a Christmas card in the following envelope:-
As all struggling indie author's will testify such compliments as the above are like diamonds in a sea of rejection mire. Perhaps I should have it framed.
Portfolio Dec 2014
10 books in total but not the end. Another Steele novel, Grace and Favour, is on its way.
A man is found dead in the massive Kielder Forest in Northumberland and the initial reports suggest suicide. A member of Patrick A Steele’s team feels that is not the whole story and an investigation ensues that leads the team into conflict with some of the most powerful people in the UK. Steele can mete out his own brand of justice initially but when the power companies and the government become involved Steele has to tread carefully.
This time Patrick has been drawn into a national issue that affects us all - Global warming. Steele comes up against the might of corporate finance with the backing of national government who are keen to maintain the status quo on the subject when in fact there is evidence to support a different view.
The team struggle to maintain their anonymity under intense pressure and the chances of success seem to be increasingly slim.
Has Patrick bitten off more than he can chew?
Is there collateral damage to other aspects of his life?
What is next for Steele and his team?