Saturday, 19 November 2016

Writing - The unexpected

Having completed my 10th Steele novel I decided to take some remedial action. If you have written much you will have undoubtedly come across that like every repeated activity you improve. I had a look at my first Steele novel, 'I Have To Get It Right' and frankly was appalled. It was naive and riddled with errors so I decided to do something about it.

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My first step was to commit the book to Amazon Prime and then to start re-formatting, correcting and re-writing. It is a slow process but the outcome will be something that I'm happier with rather than the current turkey that it is. There are all kinds of excuses I could make but in fact writing the book was a positive step in that it got me started on the journey.

In fact the book in its raw state is FREE on Amazon until Monday. 

The next step is to continue the re-write then change the title. It will be 'Steele Begins' published on Createspace (Amazon). I will market it under Prime. Watch this space.

At the current time there is the presidential election in the USA and if you consider the electoral system there is undoubted connection back to the events of 9/11. There is the involvement of the security agencies, unexplained and precipitate actions by the US Government and a failure of security agencies to communicate knowledge with each other. Many of the same people are probably still in post 15 years later. So read 7 Hours After and allow your mind to wander freely and decide what is fact and what is fiction.


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