‘The Pioneering. Paranoia. California Thriller.’ - Sunday Times.
A pacey thriller with threads of dark humour and links to a bluesy soundtrack. Based on real events including the accidental deaths of 22 British scientists all working on President Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ missile defence shield.
A failed quarterback, failed husband and failed architect, finds redemption through the music of a failed songwriter – along with more than a little help from the new lady in his life.
When the drinking, smoking, womanising, central character, Morgan, receives a rejected demo tape, his friends start meeting with bizarre accidents
Eventually it dawns,’ Somebody is out to get me.’ He runs to the California Desert, picking up the inevitable girl en route, on to London, then back to LA where all is revealed.
The darkness of the central message is carried in the ripping yarn and the dichotomy between those who rule our lives and those who live by the rules is ruthlessly exposed. A roller-coaster of drama, excitement, pathos, love and violence - and at it’s heart the greatest Conspiracy the Western World has ever faced.
‘The book with the soundtrack’
‘A wonderful, scintillating package. In which words and music speak to the heart and mind about the importance of truth and of love and of honesty.’ - BBC TV The Slate/Late Show
‘ Lyrical, even in the midst of mayhem.’- BBC Radio
‘A seminal work of great importance.’ - BBC TV The Slate/ Late Show
‘Deeply involved and impeccably phrased’ -The Scotsman
‘Superb’ - Time Out
‘I want to make this Movie!’ - Irvin Kershner. Director, Empire Strikes Back.