BISHOP E16 to SW3
1968 the year the swinging sixties smash into the summer of love. Britain’s adolescence explores life at the edge. LSD, Marijuana and Purple hearts become names as synonymous as Carnaby Street, the Beatles and Mary Quant.
JAMES BISHOP, born into the harsh realities of a post war Britain has survived in the only way he knows, from petty thief to gentleman gangster, Raffles in a camel coat.
The bloody Krays, self-proclaimed Kings of the underworld, have gone and dropped Jimmy right in it. So long under their protection, their arrest means he is vulnerable to those that seek the Krays vacated throne. Drawn into a fight for criminal supremacy, he must not only face up to the demons of his past, which threaten to explode his understanding of family truths, but adapt to a seismic shift in criminality that sees a deadlier, more lucrative substance hit Britain’s streets: heroin.
The Latvian Gambit
Saul Kissling, loner, has done everything in his power to attract the love of his father, even when that meant killing his own brother. The legacy of that murder is a scar. A scar that has started to talk to him. A scar that has come up with a plan to garner his father’s love and teach all those that mocked him. Saul plays a game, his opponent, unknowingly is chosing the place of his next victim.
Quinn Tempest-Stewart is thrown into an investigation of a series of seemingly random murders: A traffic warden, a politician, a porn star. The only links are the viciousness of the weapons used. His investigation leads him into the virtual world of Second Life and the online gaming environment of World of Warcraft.
If that was not enough the murdered politician has links to the mysterious East India Company, who want to keep the politician’s secrets secret...
Snow White and the Fragrant Harbour
1980, big hair, shoulder pads and cocaine.... James Bishop has gone international.
Global expansion brings with it many challenges. As Jimmy attempts to remain on top of a troubled criminal kingdom, he discovers that the mysteries of the orient do not come with their own tourist guidebook. Hong Kong drug traffickers, hostess bars, bright lights and big money, complicate the stability and livelihood of his organisation.
Back in ‘dear old Blighty’ the welcome mat is out for Thatcherite Britain, home to high taxation, high unemployment and political unrest. MI6, the British internal security service, have their eyes on Donal Gallagher, Irish Republican Army Cell leader. Intent on ending British rule in Ireland, Donal has switched his campaign to the streets of London. Donal needs money, Jimmy has it.
On Your Marks, set, GO!!
2017, the eyes of the world focus on London and the World athletic championships. For Detective Inspector Quinn Tempest-Stewart it starts with a world sized headache with the discovery of a naked woman hanging from the curtain rail of an exclusive hotel. The room is clean, chemically cleaned. There are no forms of identification, no trace of clothing, and no biometric identification.
Quinn’s investigation leads him to Portendown, a secretive British government germ warfare facility. His intrusion is not welcomed, that is until 18 immigrants are found, dead, on a deserted beach.
Whilst the chase is on to reclaim Portendown’s missing secret. Quinn must interact with MI6, rogue MI5 agents and countries that have their own agenda.
His investigation brings him into contact with the East Turkestan Liberation army, ultimately uncovering a far greater threat in the form of a group known as The East India Company and its true objectives…