Sunday, 11 December 2016

Writing - Be patient

Turn your mind back to when you were so excited about the advent of Christmas you were constantly being reminded to be patient.

I can remember clearly being asked repeatedly to 'possess my soul in patience'. Irrespective of the words it is easy to recall that pent up, stomach clenching feeling of anticipation. Marvellous!
Well there were stirring memories this afternoon as I put my little electric tree up and resurrected the nativity scene that I believe should be  a must in every household.

I think a simple scene as above calms the 'greediness' that the season can descend into if we are not careful.

Similarly, when I completed the eleventh novel and set it free on an unsuspecting public, there was a sense of anticipation spurred on by positive comments from friends and family. I am being patient.

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.

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God Bless