Hi … and welcome! I have worked briefly as a UK tabloid journalist. I have also written four dark humour thrillers where my main man, Flynn, is a London based American writer … who drinks too much, keeps getting diverted emotionally by attractive women, and reluctantly agrees to become a US/UK secret agent.
Enjoy Flynn’s at times crazy adventures in UNDER COVER, DARK CLOUDS and HARPS & TEARS, where he is up against nasty Islamic jihadists who want to nuke London, Paris and New York. While in WEIMAR VIBES his target is the evil Oscar ‘Führer’ Kerner, who is trying to drag the UK and Europe back into a Hitler horror scenario.
There are #FREE opening excerpts from all of these stories on my Amazon Author Page: amzn.to/1B32gsa There are good reviews here and there are chapter extracts + some topical blogs on the ‘contents’ link above – or on http://bit.ly/1a4d4bt – you can also check me out on Twitter @WriterRowan and my #IAN author page is on http://bit.ly/1CapXQX
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Dark Clouds – The best review of this story is by Bill McKeith with Amazon.co.uk on http://amzn.to/H9QkMC - otherwise, please use my universal Amazon link: http://viewBook.at/DarkClouds In Dark Clouds Islamists are hoping to cause nuclear mayhem in London, but they are up against my main man, Flynn, who enjoys a drink and is empathetic with friendly females … is he, however, really the one to take on dangerous Islamic jihadists: people who see most of us in the West as misguided infidels who need to experience the purifying wrath of Allah?! His Controller, Carla Hirsch, is pretty scary, but he’s getting serious emotional empathy from Ingrid – a gorgeous and incredibly seductive Scandinavian artist!
Weimar Vibes – Universal Amazon link: http://viewBook.at/WeimarVibes - is a dark humour/satirical story in a thriller framework. Set a few years hence, it mirrors elements of 1930s German chaos in the UK tomorrow. It won a gold star and was rated as a ‘most popular’ novel on HarperCollins Authonomy – reviews on: http://bit.ly/YCs4pA Here, Flynn is up against Oscar ‘Führer’ Kerner – a nasty neo-Nazi who is based in rural Ireland. He has romantic and other altercations with an attractive but traitorous Controller; a tempestuous Irish firebrand, Mairead Corrigan, and Julia Stein – the adorable wife of a London neighbour. He is assaulted in a Greek lavatory by an overly assertive US journalist, Fiona McCutcheon. But he is still yearning for his friend Saulie’s lovely wife when troops arrive on London’s streets and the British Prime Minister announces that elections must now be postponed.
Under Cover – Universal Amazon link: http://viewBook.at/UnderCover – has Flynn dealing with right/wing anti-immigrant tendencies, which are escalating in Europe, along with increasing conflict between moderate Muslims and radical Islamists. Angry Iranians are also waiting on the sidelines, and they are plotting to nuke soft Western city targets with suitcase ‘dirty bombs’. Once again, it’s the women who seduce and take over our hapless guy. First there’s the hot French right-winger, Chantelle, who only has to look at Flynn to get him wobbling. She’s followed by Israeli agent Sophia Levine, who captures and then beds our guy in South India. But it’s his US Homeland Security Controller, Leah Sherman, who eventually gets Flynn into line on the carpet of his temporary London home.
Harps & Tears – Universal Amazon link: http://viewBook.at/Harps - is a dark humour thriller that centres on Bronkovski, a nasty Polish American nuclear scientist, whose wife leaves him for a Jewish environmentalist. He is furious and intent on revenge against the state of Israel. When we meet him, he is making a nuclear bomb in rural Ireland’s West Cork for ruthless Islamic activists. Journalist Rudi Flynn has been sent to Dublin by a New York editor who wants all he can deliver on Celtic Tigers and New Irish Women. Flynn, however, is more interested in a lead he has on the embittered nuclear scientist, Bronkovski, and what he may be up to in West Cork.
Our frequently wayward journalist is lured in and seduced by Irish charm and blarney – although he is aware of a powerful Dublin businessman, who knows Bronkovski, and who has politicians and cops in his pocket. Flynn’s local contact, Muldoon, is up for a bit of devious blackmail, and our guy’s hotel receptionist, Siobhan, agrees to seduce and probe the emotionally challenged nuclear scientist. Middle East money is funding an assassin in West Cork, while in Dublin an Israeli academic is targeted. There are ruthless rogues everywhere, but Flynn has a few cool female allies – and as his local contact takes a crucial call, mayhem is averted in rural Ireland.
Amazon Author Page: viewAuthor.at/PhilRowan #all books $2.99/£1.93
Blog post page links + book chapter extracts: http://bit.ly/1a4d4bt
#IAN (my Independent Author Network page – which is popular!) http://independentauthornetwork.com/phil-rowan.html
Interviews: I chat about my writing with the fabulous Sasha Sleuth @JillEdmondson http://tinyurl.com/7j7s9m8 + ‘Write A Revolution’ http://bit.ly/SXJEAI & I get my knuckles rapped as Jack Jameson on BBC television! http://bbc.in/Y6hwhk
Why did I move from journalism to writing dark humour thrillers … well – journalists sometimes get it wrong and have to apologise! A little while back – with my Jack Jameson pseudonym – I did a piece for the UK lib/left New Statesman http://bit.ly/1SwYgb3 & http://bbc.in/1XyYiGe It caused quite a stir and I was duly castigated on BBC television … which was embarrassing!! http://bbc.in/Y6hwhk
Enjoy my e-book stories and I would really appreciate your feedback on the Amazon sites. You can also get some disgraceful – but hopefully amusing – anecdotes on my brief period as a disreputable UK tabloid journalist in posts on my blogsite: http://bit.ly/1a4d4bt … and my e-mail address is: email@example.com