Iain had written a book about The Brethren MC and how powerful they could be. He knew it was a dangerous thing to have done, whether they liked it or not, and one that had taken him part way into their world. And now it was his turn. Now a new President, with big boots to fill, was going to make him an offer he was going to find difficult to refuse, and once in the outlaw biker's world, would he ever be able to get out again? And as an outsider on the inside, with serious trouble looming, who, if anyone, can he trust?
Dangerous things happen in Africa. People disappear. Everybody knows that. But as an outsider, Paul thinks he is safe, even from the secret police, whatever he starts to find, or wherever it leads; despite the turmoil leading up to the country's first multi party election and with a diamond fuelled civil war raging in the failed state just across the border. But when Paul finds himself and his friends trapped holding a potentially deadly secret as the country begins to implode, what will he be prepared to do to protect himself and those around him in order to escape?
So what does an author really mean by that stock biography phrase, 'Working on other projects?' Well to try and answer that question this selection of flash fiction, short stories and current works in progress gives you a 'behind the scenes look' at the variety of different pieces crime writer Iain Parke currently has on the go. These range from real sketches and flash fiction, through to complete short stories, as well as extracts from his work in progress on some potential novels. Each piece is accompanied by an introductory note giving a flavour of how and why it came about and where it fits into Iain's process of developing a story, to give not only a selection of entertaining pieces, but a real insight into how a writer writes.
Having got too far into the dangerous world of The Brethren MC for comfort, Iain was now out again, but out in bad standing. He has been in hiding in Ireland when he discovers that not only do Wibble and Charlie both know where he lives, but that he's now wanted by both sides as a potentially bloody biker conflict heads towards its final showdown and worse, a trial in front of the media. But as the case unfolds in Court, the questions become more and more urgent. Is everything what it seems, and who, if anyone, knows or is telling the truth? The final explosive instalment of The Brethren Trilogy.
Outlaw bikers and 1%er motorcycle clubs have always carefully guarded their privacy, however in recent years more and more books have come to be written by and about outlaw bikers, the lifestyle, and the realities of life inside the patched motorcycle club world. This anthology brings together some of the best authors in the world, who have recently written about motorcycle clubs, outlaw bikers and the biker culture. It features excerpts from internationally well-known authors such as Peter Edwards, Tony Thompson, Edward Winterhalder and Iain Parke, but also contains literary work from those who are relatively unknown and those who have only achieved recognition on a local scale. Covering both factual accounts of life inside clubs such as the Hells Angels, Satan’s Choice, Bandidos, Rock Machine, and the Outlaws, as well as leading examples of biker based fiction that explore the images of bikers and crucial themes such as loyalty, respect and honor, this compilation is intended to introduce the reader to the secretive world of motorcycle clubs and outlaw bikers.
Prepare to rethink everything you thought you knew about World War II. 1940, Britain's darkest hour and as Naval Intelligence officer Tom Belvoir negotiates the corridors of power he hears the murmured talk of surrender. Desperate times call for truly desperate measures, an extreme operation and the ultimate sacrifice, in a plot which will change the course of history. Now seventy years later, what secrets are still too dangerous to be talked about today?
Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton or Susan Wittig Albert, the Potting Shed Mystery series from bestselling author Marty Wingate heads to Scotland as Pru Parke plans her wedding . . . all while a vengeful murderer is poised to strike again. After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by eighteenth-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task . . . th...