Amazon, Waterstones, Play.com, Chapters.Indigo, WH Smith and The Book Depository . The 'hotly anticipated and gripping sequel to "retro-cool romp" Free Agent', the book takes Paul Dark to Italy, where he has to uncover a conspiracy that dates back to the earliest days of the Cold War. I hope it's an intense and gripping read that people will enjoy, but will also find thought-provoking, as its subject is rather bleak: terrorism, and the role governments sometimes play in it. You can read more about the book in this top secret dossier that Simon & Schuster have 'leaked' online, and which features highlights from Paul Dark's MI6 dossier, among other things. If you want a hard copy of this document, S&S are giving away a limited number of them. Follow my publicist Anna Robinson's Twitter account for details.
I was interviewed at Harrogate by Unbound, and you can find the transcript of that here, and the full audio of it here. I talk about my inspirations for Paul Dark, the Biafran war, and a little about the screenplay for Ian Fleming's book The Diamond Smugglers, which I discovered a while ago and wrote about for The Sunday Times here. The author of that screenplay, the Australian writer Jon Cleary, sadly died last week, having sold eight million books over seven decades as a writer. I had the honour of talking to him on the telephone, and found him erudite, charming and with a wickedly dry wit. There was an obituary of him in The Australian, and I also highly recommend reading his thrillers, especially those featuring Scobie Malone.
I've also done a short interview at Simplyreaders.co.uk, which you can read here, and I've got another few coming up shortly. Keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter pages for more info - and I hope you enjoy Free Country! I certainly had a lot of fun writing it.