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A rogue cosmetic surgeon causes the deaths of several patients. Drug dealers target even younger children, and the school gates become the latest point-of-sale. In the sixth adventure of the series, Olympus agents confront domestic crises which carry them across England, Wales, and the Irish Republic in pursuit of their prey. The action is intense; danger only a moment away.

Larcombe Manor adjusts to the arrival of baby, Hope, as New Year celebrations began at the Project’s HQ. In the first months of 2014, Phoenix must consider the future. Can he continue to risk his life in the field, now he has a daughter?
As for the Project’s leaders, they are aware of the need to strengthen the organisation after the recent attempted coup. The Titans may have been defeated; but a new era dawns, and the nightmares are far from over.

Elements that make up this sixth story are found to fit together, like pieces of a jigsaw. It becomes clear Olympus faces the insidious growth of a major criminal network with branches in every major city in the UK. Who is the mastermind behind it? Can they regroup in time to prevent it gaining a stranglehold? Only time will tell. There are many stories left to be told.

The Price Of Treachery

The fifth book in the series continues the fast-paced story as two factions vie for superiority within the Olympus Project. The Olympians and the Titans are in a power struggle.

There are scores to be settled with unscrupulous landlords in London; a traitor inside Larcombe Manor to be uncovered. There is a new life to protect as Athena prepares to become a mother.

The Phoenix needs all his wits about him and all of his skills to keep his colleagues and loved ones safe. If the final battle is lost, the Titans will take the organisation into a darker direction altogether. Their ultimate aim is to overthrow democracy in the UK.

Who will win the day? The action never slows… the tension never slackens.


This is the fourth book in the series so far, and it takes the stories featuring the Olympus Project in a new and exciting direction.

From Larcombe Manor, Phoenix and Athena have battles to win against vicious gangsters on home soil and urgently need to identify factions within the organization plotting to take it in a different, far more sinister direction.

The opening scenes at Glastonbury 2013 to the closing chapter cover little more than a month in time. Yet in that short month, the landscape surrounding the Project is altered forever.

The action is non-stop as it switches from the West Country to Windsor, then from England to the Mediterranean. Take a deep breath; once you start you’ll want to keep turning pages until the end.

Nothing Is Ever Forever

This third book in The Phoenix series has several interwoven themes and is full of surprises. We pick up the story immediately after the 2012 Olympics, with Olympus agents dealing with criminals in inventive ways.

A couple of old faces reappear as we catch up with police officers Phil Hounsell and Zara Wheeler to discover what happened to them after those final scenes in ‘Unfinished Business’; the book that preceded this series.

There are plenty of twists and turns and the excitement level in the action never dips, whether it’s during the Somerset floods or the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. There’s love gained and love lost; lives saved and lives lost. Each turning page brings another shock.

The day draws ever nearer when Erebus, the figurehead of the Olympus Project is to retire. Where will the story go next; and who will be there to be a part of it? You need to read ‘Nothing Is Ever Forever’ to find out.

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New-GSandB-Cover-188x300Gold, Silver and Bombs

Set against the backdrop of the London Olympics, this is the second book in ‘The Phoenix’ series, where agents from The Olympus Project bring swift closure for victims of criminals who appear above and beyond the law.

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This is the first book in a brand new series featuring ‘The Phoenix’, a man rescued from a watery grave by strangers. He has been headhunted because of his particular skill set; that of a super efficient stone cold killer.



‘Conception’ – The birth of ‘The Phoenix’ (July 2015), is a compilation of the two novels that preceded ‘The Phoenix’ series. ‘The Final Straw’ and ‘Unfinished Business’.

Catch up with the story so far. What moulded the character of the main male protagonist of the series that features this vigilante killer?


Unfinished Business

The sequel to the award winning ‘The Final Straw’ sees Colin Bailey return to the UK after almost a decade abroad. With a new name and a new face he still has scores to settle. His meticulous planning takes him ingeniously across Scotland and the North of England ticking names off his list with the police completely baffled.


A Sting in the Tale


A collection of twelve short stories with an unexpected twist at the end. There are love stories, ghost stories and tales of revenge, all sprinkled with a touch of humour. In fact there’s something for everyone, young or old. There are characters and situations you will readily recognise, but will you identify ‘the sting in the tale’ before you turn the final page?

TheFinalStraw200The Final Straw

Colin Bailey is an emotionally damaged young man with scores to settle. The police seem unaware he has started to exact his revenge but Detective Phil Hounsell has his suspicions. A tragic event in Colin’s life is the final straw that heralds a bloodbath and Phil pursues his man relentlessly against the backdrop of a town in the grip of two rival gangs. Will he get his man or become a victim?

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We’d Like to do a Number Now’ is a fascinating insight into the world of bands in the 60s and 70s. This books goes behind the scenes and details some of the most unusual people and events you are ever likely to come across.

Ted's book of memories 'We'd Like To Do A Number Now' (2011) contains true stories from rock's Golden Age. His first novel 'The Final Straw' (2013) tells a story of revenge that spans two decades; the sequel 'Unfinished Business' (2014) explores even darker areas of the criminal underworld. For a complete change try 'A Sting In The Tale' (2013), a collection of twelve short stories with twists and double twists that will excite, amuse and startle you!

Enjoy the exciting thriller series with 'The Phoenix'. 'The Olympus Project' (2014) and 'Gold, Silver, and Bombs' (2015) are both fast paced topical thrillers; and 'Nothing Is Ever Forever' (Dec 2015) continues to deliver tomorrow's headlines for you to read today. The fourth book 'In The Lap Of The Gods' (Apr 2016) introduces a new dimension to the series with a power struggle developing within Olympus; the action still continues at breakneck speed at home and abroad. Book five tells the fast-paced story as two factions vie for superiority within the Olympus Project. The Olympians and the Titans are in a power struggle in 'The Price Of Treachery' (Aug 2016) In Book six 'A New Dawn' (Jan 2017) Olympus agents confront domestic crises which carry them across England, Wales, and the Irish Republic in pursuit of their prey. The action is intense; danger only a moment away. Olympus faces the insidious growth of a major criminal network with branches in every major city in the UK. Who is the mastermind behind it?
Some answers are provided in 'Something Wicked Draws Near' (Apr 2017) in Book seven. Phoenix and Athena continue to battle The Grid and its leader Hugo Hanigan. In the eighth book ‘Evil Always Finds A Way’ (Jul 2017) the drama unfolds over forty days and forty nights across the UK. Death becomes a constant companion to Phoenix and his Olympus colleagues. Can Olympus halt the reign of terror perpetrated by The Grid? A prison break brings a further twist in the tale. Will a darker force emerge, one that threatens to become the final opponent for Olympus? So much can change in such a short time.
A Box Set containing the first 4 books in the Series was published (Sept 2017) as a great way to get into the heart of the action for new readers.
In the 9th book 'Revenge Comes In Many Colours (Nov 2017) the Phoenix series focuses on justice and revenge. There’s non-stop action as Olympus agents strike in Scotland, and the North East. The Grid has internal battles to fight as Colleen O’Riordan strengthens her hand in the capital. In 'Three Weeks In September (Mar 2018) Book 10 in the series, the Grid becomes all-powerful under its new leadership. Olympus has its own internal battles bubbling under the surface. The UK is on the brink of buckling under the onslaught from organised crime and terror attacks sponsored by Islamist extremists. Can Phoenix and the others stem the tide without revealing their hand? Step by step the true nature of all the main protagonists becomes clearer. Olympus has always operated in secret; will its security be breached at last?
Enough passion, excitement, and tragedy to last a lifetime; experienced in three weeks. The action never slows, and the tension never slackens.