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This is the big moment for The History Book, when Kat Polinski, its hard-driving, unsettled protagonist, is officially introduced to her readers. One reviewer described her tough, edgy and compassionate, and I’m on the edge of my seat as to whether you’ll like each other. So far the reviews coming in have been fantastic. The Washington Post compared The History Book to George Orwell’s 1984 and BookLoons to Ian Fleming’s James Bond, which, for me, hits exactly the right spot. The History Book is a story of unstoppable action that’s underpinned by the serious issues we face today. Other great notices have come from Armchair Reviews —- a pulse-pounding must-read for fans of political thrillers and suspense and Reader Views — Any reader who loves a riveting action-packed book will love The History Book. A lot of it’s made up, which is what fiction writers do. Much is based in reality and some of it — in a few years time — could turn out to be too close to the truth.
The issues are total government surveillance, contracted out to private companies who control energy supplies for their own gain. True or false? The realistic backdrops match my Dragon trilogy of future global wars and the three stand alone thrillers. But with Kat, I’ve tried something more ambitious, so please let me know if you think it works.
I live in London and travel crazily. Most recently, I’ve reported from Brazil, Cyprus, India, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Sweden and all over the US.