Ray C Doyle is a local author living in Agia Marina Chrysochous . His first book – LARAS SECRET – is out now, a real thriller with most of the plot involving Cyprus and an EU power struggle. He will be having book signing events, the first of which is this 14th Sept at Moustakallis Tavern in Polis. The second will be at Pas To Kima in Argaka. His publishers were so impressed with his work they wrote the following review.
Ray C Doyle writes hard-hitting political stories that resonate with the truth that lies beneath daily headlines. Political corruption and industrial espionage are rife today. Ray’s exceptional talent with words takes these headlines and upgrades them into a fiction of the highest quality.
Ray’s main character, Pete West lies somewhere between the noir world of Chandler’s Philip Marlowe and the enforced moral principles in a corrupt political world found in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series.
These classic tropes come together to produce a new and exciting character-driven trilogy of hard-boiled, noir novels in the world of Pete West.
I retired later than I could have. With a wealth of experience behind me, I decided to write fiction about a political columnist. My experience in politics and a long relationship (not friendly) with the security services involved heavily in government shenanigans, helped a lot in making my stories believable. Today I write political and contemporary spy thrillers that expose how it really is behind the plastic smiles and limp handshakes. Is journalism art? Is writing fiction?
A Murderous Conspiracy. A Political Catastrophe. A Nation Under Threat.
And Lara’s Deadly Secret.
Pete West is the number one political correspondent in the UK and the number one embarrassment for the government as he exposes hidden corruption and self-interest.
Pete and his assistant, Jessica, must stop Cyprus from falling into the wrong hands and find out who the power brokers are behind a violent threat to Cypriot sovereignty.
Complicating Pete’s quest is a ship with precious cargo, an imposter, a tragic tale of two women, a murderous grandson, and a question that desperately needs to be answered…
What is Lara’s Secret?
Ray has been around a bit! He gives talks and educates on writing and becoming an author. He interviews very well and is available for comment and expert opinion.
“Statistics are like compost – they get changed when they start to smell.” – Ray C Doyle.
The book is available here – https://amzn.to/3x57qaY