Author: Nick

DARK OCEAN

Dear friends and colleagues, Forgive this impersonal message. To those of you who have read DARK OCEAN, thank you. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. If you have, can you take a few minutes to post a positive review on Amazon? Positive reviews drive sales and sales generate more reviews. Sales and reviews drive the title up the Amazon rankings, and this generates more sales, and so on.  So I’d be most grateful! For those who haven’t read it yet, I hope you find time to give it a go in the weeks ahead. With thanks and best wishes, Nick...

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WRECK OF WW2 “HELL SHIP” FOUND

75 years after the Lisbon Maru was torpedoed by an American submarine, which mistook her for a Japanese troop carrier, the wreck has apparently been found, 16 fathoms (98 feet) beneath the East China Sea. The “hell ship”, as such vessels were known, was carrying 1,800 British and Canadian POWs and as she went down, Japanese guards battened down the hatches to prevent them escaping. Tragically, more than 820 died. It was one of the most infamous acts of the war and closely mirrors the fate of the Lady Monteith in my novel, DARK OCEAN. I used the Lisbon Maru as a model for much of the Lady Monteith’s...

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Sea of Gold in the ascendant!

After launch of DARK OCEAN, delighted to see SEA OF GOLD doing so well on Amazon UK: Number 2 in Thrillers > Espionage and number 13 in International Mystery and Crime!...

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Dark Ocean launched!

DARK OCEAN, the second Angus McKinnon thriller, is now available on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2vIPRyJ A World War II wreck lies beneath the South China Sea. Is her cargo worth killing for? Marine claims investigator Angus McKinnon is summoned to Hong Kong, his personal city of ghosts, where a local shipowner and his beautiful daughter need his help. But their claim on a mysterious cargo lost during the War is not as simple as they say, and the cold case abruptly heats up when Angus’s old friend and mentor is violently murdered back in Greece. Haunted, obstructed and plagued by self-doubt, Angus soon finds himself trapped in a web of international intrigue that draws him to the typhoon-lashed South China Sea and the shocking discovery of a plan to attack Hong Kong and hold Asia Pacific – and the world beyond – to ransom. But the trail doesn’t end there … Amidst relentless danger, Angus’s resolve is once more tested down to the wire. “Nick Elliott delivers in spades when it comes to fast-paced, intelligent, international thrillers.  You feel, smell and touch every authentically crafted location; you’re expertly drawn into a maze of shadows and sinister organizations and characters where nothing is what it seems.  This really is thriller writing of the highest calibre.” Craig Russell, award-winning author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Jan Fabel and Lennox crime thrillers. DARK...

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