So important to get endorsements from other authors and I couldn’t have wished for a better one than this from Craig Russell, award-winning author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Jan Fabel and Lennox crime thrillers: “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.”...Read More
Dark Ocean, the latest Angus McKinnon thriller, is now being formatted by Jo Harrison (Virtual Assistant to Authors) for both its e-book and paperback editions – a little ahead of schedule. So I should be able to press the Publish button within the next couple of weeks all being well – it’ll be an exciting if nerve-racking...Read More
Dark Ocean, the second in the Angus McKinnon series of thrillers, is awaiting formatting but should be published by mid August. It’s been two years in the making and I believe it’s a worthy sequel to Sea of Gold. Meanwhile, as a foretaste, here is a draft of the book’s Blurb and a proof of the front cover. 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 when the Lady Monteith is sunk 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...Read More
Last Friday I delivered the final draft of Dark Ocean to my editor, Helen Bleck, who did such a great job on Sea of Gold. I’m travelling for the next month but on my return I’ll make the necessary adjustments to the story incorporating Helen’s recommendations. The next step is a final proof-read and eagle-eyed Mags Fenner has again agreed to carry out that task. Mags proof-read Sea of Gold. Meanwhile, the cover design is almost complete. See below. Again I’m using the same talented designer as for Sea Of Gold, Peter O’Connor of Bespoke Book Covers. The manuscript will then go to Jo Harrison, a Virtual Assistant (living somewhere in France) whose many skills include book formatting and social media marketing, both of which Jo has handled for me as well as designing this website. So hopefully, sometime in May I’ll press the Publish button on Amazon and Dark Ocean will come to life. Until the next time, Nick Draft...Read More
The Angus McKinnon thrillers: high-risk, international maritime assignments But is McKinnon up to the job of intelligence officer? Untrained, impulsive, yet resourceful and tenacious. Some have their doubts. Sign up below for my newsletter and receive a confidential British Government vetting report on Angus McKinnon, the protagonist in a series of thrillers which began with Sea of Gold. This report was disseminated prior to the events described in Dark Ocean, the soon-to-be-published second novel in the Angus McKinnon series....Read More
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