Friday, 4 November 2016

Writing - 7 Hours After subversive!

Picture the playground of a 7 - 11 junior school in the north east of England in 1960. A gang of boys huddled round a book. Nervous glances keeping an eye out for teachers. Nervous giggles at the content of the book. The title causing so much attention - Lady Chatterley's Lover.

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D H Lawrence's book was banned joining the ranks of many such books. I even remember the cover being as it is above. The book was banned from 1928 till 1960 until Penguin Publishing brought a court case. Penguin won the right to publish after the famous court case.
At the trial, the prosecution asked: "Is this a book you would wish your wife or servants to read?"

Giggling children aside there have been many books banned for a number of reasons, sex and politics being the main source of consternation. Ulysses by James Joyce and 1984 by George Orwell both banned for being politically subversive. Well I wonder about my latest Steele novel. It involves the happenings around 9/11 and the conspiracies that surround the tragic events of that day. 

Writing tends to include a modicum of research, well one or two of the sites I have accessed are no longer available! When producing a novel of a slightly political nature it gives you the opportunity to express opinions that may cause discomfort in some areas of political life. I have already warned friends to be prepared for my unexplained disappearance!!!!

So now I have almost completed the uploading of the manuscript for 7 Hours After and is available at Amazon on the following link,


Patrick Steele is off crusading once again with his sidekick, fiancée Naomi Kobayashi. This time he is risking life and limb by returning to the hostile shores of the USA. He has had brushes with the authorities in that vast country on previous occasions, but now has been stimulated to return because of apparent dodgy dealings over the World Trade Centre disaster of September 11th 2001.
After discovering numerous ‘theories’ concerning 9/11 and who was behind it, Steele identifies possible links between large corporations with financial interests and political parties. In a presidential election year he is concerned that those vying for that prodigious post may have links with the disaster.
Has Steele discovered underhand dealing by the US security services? 
Did one of the major political parties have a hand in the destruction of 9/11?
Will Steele be caught by the CIA or can he escape back to the safety of the UK?

What was Building 7?

Where can the books be bought?

In each case search under David L Atkinson, don't forget the 'L', and search through the available options to see all 11 novels.
Or click on the links below.

The Kindle copy available from will upload to devices supporting the Kindle App as well as Kindle devices so you can get this an all of my books on your smartphone.

God Bless