Monday, 21 April 2014

THE MOUNTAIN - A James Shaw Mission

After a bit of a slow start, my second novel in the James Shaw series is coming together quite nicely. Researching life in 1940s, India and Tibet has been a very rewarding and enjoyable process for me as it is a part of the world that I had yet to take the time to delve deeply into.

Following the events of Incursion, Shaw and Bruce are sent on assignment to Tibet to try to find out why the Nazis are so fixated with the region that they would be willing to send a team through Allied lines in an attempt to find something reputedly lost for centuries in the most inhospitable region of the world...the Himalayas.

Coming this summer in e-book and paperback....THE MOUNTAIN

Thursday, 3 April 2014

First Chapter Blues

Having decided to write a sequel to my novel Incursion, I first struggled to come up with an appropriate story that would work. Next came the hardest two weeks of writing I have ever faced as I tried to craft an opening chapter that would set the tone for the novel without giving too much away at the beginning. I'm still not sure if I've cracked that nut, but I must push on. During revision, I'll see if I nailed it or not...I suspect a bit (or a lot) of polishing will be in order.

Tentatively entitled the Mountain, the novel will be moved from war torn Europe to Tibet where the Nazi's launched several expeditions prior to the start of World War Two.


Richard Turner

Wednesday, 26 March 2014



Both novels have both been professionally re-edited and are now available on Amazon

Book 1: The Devil's Path

Pulled into a deadly world of espionage, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scott soon discovers that he has entered a struggle against murderous and implacable foes who will stop at nothing to get what they want.  At the request of President Lincoln, Scott must do everything in his power to find a missing southern professor before it is too late.  From Washington D.C., to Britain, to France, to Turkey, and beyond, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scott races to keep one step ahead of a merciless secret organization that operates in the shadows.  He enters a world on the brink of change, where he has to rely on his wits, his instincts, and sometimes his fists to stay alive.

Book 2: Scorpion

At the close of the Civil War, Colonel Scott finds himself once again pitted against a deadly foe, this time in Mexico and the stakes could not be higher. From Washington D.C., to a Confederate prison in Richmond, to French occupied Mexico, Alexander Scott is in a race with a shadowy organization known as The Order, who are determined to find a treasure that has not been seen for centuries. If they find it first, it could forever tilt the balance of power in the world. Helped by Kate O'Sullivan, a brilliant historian, and Thomas, a sailor and freed slave, Scott faces his greatest challenge to date.