Friday, 3 March 2017

Writing - Flight into Secrecy

As I have found yet another good review (4*) on  which has not made it to I include it in part below and with the usual frustration. It turns out I have a number of 4 and 5 star reviews from the USA that are not available to would be UK readers unless you know where to look.

Flight into Secrecy is a blatant commentary on a real event.

Steele has to travel back to Japan to justify recent behaviours that may have revealed his connection with the Gurentai. He is given a task to complete that finds him on the ill-fated Flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur. Hours later he awakens in a cell in a place and country of which he has no knowledge. 
Being the resourceful man he is, Steele manages to escape and travels north meeting up with his fiancée Naomi Kobayashi in Astana the capital of Kazakhstan. 
Steele is naturally curious about the fate of the other 238 passengers from the plane which drives him onward to investigate further. He discovers that there are links between Russian organised crime and a Muslim group which stirs fears in his mind regarding the fate of MH370. This causes him to go to the Venice of the North, St Petersburg, where he finds the leader of the Russian mafia and a link with the Muslim pilots of the plane. 
All does not go well however, and Steele and Kobayashi are captured by their mafia enemy and incarcerated in MH370 on the way to the target that Steele suspected all along - in London.
Can Steele extricate himself from this seemingly hopeless situation? 
Has Steele convinced the Gurentai that he is trustworthy enough to deserve their support?
Will Steele manage to deflect the missile in which he is incarcerated from killing thousands in London?
This story is a speculative journey based upon the data and misinformation surrounding the loss of Malaysian Flight 370 in March 2014. 

When you consider this type of story authors have an unlimited freedom at their finger tips. They have the freedom to express their personal opinion at length and with vigour, without fear of comeback. After all it is a story.


on February 6, 2016

To the Patrick Steele books, not just Flight into Secrecy, but all of 
them. I love series for the simple reason that in series you get to 
know the characters and in the process you get to know the author. 
I know David and I know Patrick, and I love the way David tells his 
readers the Steele stories. I can't compare David's style to any author
you've ever read because David Atkinson has his own unique style. 
It's one I love and think of as his "kitchen table style." By that, I 
mean, when I read a Steele story I feel like I'm sitting at David's 
kitchen table and he is sitting across from me. As we sip our coffee, 
or tea, he tells me about Steele's latest adventure the way he would
tell me about Rupert's first words, or the choir's latest project, 
or that he reached and passed his swimming goal for the year. 
David's books aren't Robert B. Parker, James Lee Burke, 
Robert Crais, or John D. MacDonald, because they are David L. 
Atkinson books. However, if you like one of that group you'll love 
all of the others. 

But don't believe me, buy the books and see for yourself.

God Bless