Tuesday, 8 May 2012

An Olympic Thriller….

The Olympics will be the biggest event in London in most of our lifetimes. Thousands of athletes, tens of thousands of spectators, and most of the world’s leaders, all gathering in the same place. But it will be something else as well - probably the greatest single terrorist target in the UK in recent history. We’ve already seen lots of stuff in the papers about the planning by the security forces. Missile bases on roof tops across East London. Speed boats on the Thames. Hundreds of extra police and soldiers flooding the area. And that is just the stuff they are telling us about. No doubt there is a lot more going on behind the scenes. So it seemed to me a natural subject for a thriller. What if there was a terror plot to destroy the opening ceremony? And what if there was a sleeper within the security forces themselves? A man who had stayed hidden for years, who would strike when the moment was right. That was the starting point for my new e-book ‘Black Ops: Olympics’. The great thing about the new brand of e-novella like this one is that you can rip them straight from the headlines, and get them out to people while an issue is still topical. It worked for Black Ops: Libya. And I’m sure it will work for this book as well.