The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Hong Kong rainstorm disasters

In both Sea of Gold and particularly in Dark Ocean I wrote of Angus McKinnon's backstory: his childhood trauma in Hong Kong. Today is the 50th anniversary of that tragedy, described in grim and graphic detail here: The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Hong Kong rainstorm...

THE CODE – A COLD WAR THRILLER

A spy swap in the Syrian desert, a pirate attack in the Sulu Sea, a devastating confrontation in the Balkans … Beirut 1963: Kim Philby defects to Moscow. As he boards his Soviet escape ship, a young ship’s officer passes him, unnoticed, on the quayside. Valdis Ozols...

In search of a better life

Of all the dreadful stories that fill the news daily, the death of those thirty-nine young Vietnamese folk found in a trailer in the south of England recently, has stuck in my mind. Call them refugees, illegal immigrants, whatever, they were just seeking a better...

The Angus McKinnon Thrillers: A Trilogy

Good news! I have recently consolidated Sea of Gold, Dark Ocean and Black Reef into The Angus McKinnon Thrillers: A Trilogy. All three e-books are now available on Amazon as one competitively priced box-set. Here are the principal links: Amazon UK:...

Three maritime crimes that inspired the Angus McKinnon thrillers

Each book in my trilogy of Angus McKinnon thrillers owes a small part of its plot to the fate of three ships. I thought it may be of interest to present a few bare facts on each case, courtesy of Wikipedia whose terms and those of the Creative Commons Attribution...

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