Payback from Chris Calder. Never underestimate the simmering wrath of an intelligent man wronged!

Geoff Summers is a model of loyalty to his wife Penny, and to his long-time employers. A brilliant designer of electronic systems, his values are tested when she falls ill with a brain tumour and his vindictive new boss prevents him from fulfilling her dying wish.

With nothing to lose, and now driven only by a visceral desire for revenge, he uses his design skills and inside knowledge to devise a plan. It doesn’t come without risks, including a foray into the world of organised crime, putting his own life on the line. Time to fight back and hit them all, where it hurts.

And maybe, survive to start a new life.

KISmet, meanwhile, is the second of Chris Calder‘s books published by Heddon. Well-plotted and considerate, this is a fast-paced thriller set in the world of politics and centring around terrorist activity in the UK and beyond.

Member of Parliament Edmund Lafitte has it made. He is well-heeled, privately educated and in a stable relationship with lawyer Stella.

A terrified Muslim businessman visits the MP, claiming his life is threatened by British Jihadists. The same day the man is brutally murdered and Edmund’s business card is found on the body.

Badly shaken, Edmund is spurred into action when he is an unwitting bystander at the scene of an ISIS bomb atrocity. He makes an impassioned speech in the House of Commons, demanding the eradication of the rogue state.

The result is an attempt on his life and a price on his head. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Chris Calder’s well-crafted, pacy Celeste Three is Missing takes us into the not-too-distant future, when space travel becomes a reality; for those with the money to do so at least.

A very believable action thriller, this is the story of a man who has got away with everything all of his life, and another man who has been waiting patiently to take revenge for a murder committed years earlier.

It is going to take a huge amount of ingenuity and planning, not to mention funding, to pull off the plan Gregory Topozian has in mind. The question is, has he planned for every eventuality and can he really get away with a plan which involves the high-profile space plane Celeste Three?

“Would appeal to those who enjoy James Bond style thrillers in which impressive technology, glitzy lifestyles and glamorous settings provide the backdrop to conflict between hero and villain. Tense action is tempered with flashes of humour.” Debbie Young, Author

Josie Goodbody’s The Diamond Connection – the first of the Jemima Fox mysteries. Readers will quickly find themselves embroiled in the world of high-end jewellery and complicated heists, as heroine Jemima works to unravel the mystery at the heart of the book and at the same time rescue a flailing love life.


JJL Green’s Famously Dead is a superbly crafted, non-linear story of four old university friends who begin a game while students, which culminates eighteen years later when Michael Jackson dies and they have accumulated one million pounds which must be spent on a trip away.

Much has changed for the friends in the intervening years and the trip takes a turn for the worse when Piers is kidnapped and held to ransom. Tied inextricably with the game of poker, each chapter is a ‘card’ and represents a poker-playing term. Fast-moving, with countless twists and turns.