Publication Day : 5th June 2021
Page Count : 341 pages
Brad Willis is an unlikely investigator, and an even less likely spy.
He is a scientist, not a hero, but when it comes to finding technical solutions, there is none better. That’s how MI6 uses him; that’s how he lands himself in trouble.
Members of the scientific community around the world are being systematically murdered, and for no obvious reason. Who is killing them and why?
That is until Willis uncovers a mystery. The largest research facility in the world has made a huge discovery but not reported it. Why not? Why would someone want it hidden?
His travels take him across four nations where he forms liaisons with a Russian General and an oligarch. Can he trust either? If he chooses badly, he is as good as dead. He suspects everyone, so can trust no one…
And will need to risk his life to find out …
About Tom Boles
Tom Boles has discovered more supernovae (exploding stars) than any other person in history.
Tom is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a past President of The British Astronomical Association. He was awarded the Merlin Medal and the Walter Goodacre Award for his contribution to astronomy. The International Astronomical Union named main-belt asteroid 7648, Tomboles in his honour.
He has published many scientific papers on supernovae and written numerous articles for popular astronomy magazines. He has made many television appearances ranging from BBC’s Tomorrow’s World to The Sky at Night. During recent years he has given Enrichment Lectures on astronomy aboard Cunard liners, mainly their flagship QM2.
During these trips he had designed and presented shows using the ship’s onboard planetarium. His experience as an astronomer inspired his novels and help mould his hero, Brad Willis. He published DARK ENERGY in June, 2021 and SHADES of WHITE in November of that year. His third book, MURDER comes by LIMO was published in July 2022.
He lives in rural Suffolk where he enjoys dark skies free from light pollution.