Future Releases From Duncurin
All That Time Allows
The much-awaited sequel to Dawn Over Vancouver. FOR RELEASE 1/1/18
Fortunes Change Forever on One Fateful Night
It was widely held that the West Pennine Moor Surgery was the best that had ever been seen. The GP who’d built it had countless devoted patients. Things changed, however, on one winter’s night when a terrible accident occurred: one for which the GP felt totally responsible.
From that day onward the surgery fell into a terminal decline. Those who remained, did so out of loyalty and memories as to what once had been.
Just when the situation reaches rock-bottom a new practice manager is appointed: one who offers energy and exceptional skills to turn the fortunes of the practice around. In reality, however, she harbours a very different purpose; one that is predicated on the surgery’s destruction. Any who attempt to frustrate or challenge her are summarily punished or dismissed as she assumes total control.
A new receptionist, one with few prospects, aims to uncover the true motives of the manager and attempts to stop her. She learns, when it is too late, that a much larger agenda is in force. Ultimately, as the brutal truth emerges the manager, who has outwitted them all, wreaks a terrible and spiteful revenge. It seems, then, that nothing and no one can either save the surgery or any of those who are associated with it.
“Ultimately, she realised her days of concealment were over. Nothing and no one could stop her now….the triumph that existed on her face in that moment, like that of a captain who had just weathered her ship brilliantly so as to outmanoeuvre her pursuers. Astern of her as she looked back over the Taff rail lay the daft, the destitute, the dispossessed – and those soon to be drowning”
For release September 2017. This is the third book in the Horizon series
What Will Be The Cost Of Protecting National Secrets?
Miss Clancy finally confronts her tormentor but in so doing, and mindful of the sad loss of several agents, she decides to leave Horizon. As Toby struggles to stabilise the secretive organisation, he is given help from two unlikely and unexpected sources. One of these is HM Government which, from time to time, engages Horizon to undertake key operations on a covert basis. By such means, the Government can exert influence in key areas while retaining deniability, thus avoiding the consequences of any compromised missions.
A series of straightforward assignments has been completed quickly and successfully by Horizon, thereby allowing the elite force to recruit and rebuild. A similar low-key mission is taken on with undemanding requirements, albeit with the need for participation by the entire team. Just at the point where the organisation expects to be stood down, the true nature of the mission in-hand is revealed; one which hides secrets of vital importance to the nation. Moreover, it transpires that sensitive information has been insufficiently concealed and that powerful forces from countries across the globe are tasked with acquiring the data in question. A desperate struggle comes about; one which leaves human life on all sides firmly subservient to higher priorities.
Having lost his best agent and close friend, Toby is confronted by heart-rending choices in safeguarding national interests while protecting as many as he can.
“She told him that his organisation had offered to take it on. It was far too late for her to implement another strategy and, in an incautious moment, hinted that it would be her political suicide if she did so. She then informed him that his country requested and required of him that he do his duty. He knew the risks beforehand and he knew now precisely what was at stake. It was unfortunate that he faced such an efficient and ruthless foe but this, without doubt, was the environment that he’d chosen to work in, in both good and bad times. Surely she did not need to remind him of what he must do. What applied to him also applied to the rest of his team.”