earlier this year I wrote about ON THE LIP OF A LION by Roy Jenner, which I had acquired online. That 2004 book (which got some good reviews on release) had been published by Hazard Press, a publisher that later went under, unfortunately taking the budding careers of several promising New Zealand popular fiction writers with it (at least temporarily).
Back in January, I noted that I hadn't been able to find out much more about the author, Roy Jenner, or whether he'd continued to write following Hazard's demise. I am very pleased to say that Jenner has written several more crime and thriller titles, and is now progressively making them available online in e-book form - which means Crime Watch readers, no matter where you are in the world, can give them a go.
Today, Jenner has released THE BRINGING DOWN OF THE HAWK. Here's the blurb: "World War 2 rips the hearts from the Starlings. A ten year old boy survives the London Blitz to mourn a father lost at Dunkirk. Eddie Starling emerges unscathed to battle Rommel in North Africa where Eddie is wounded. The war ends. Father and son reunite in New Zealand where their trust is exploited. The embittered son Ted Starling vows vengeance."
You can read a longer description of the book at the Smashwords website, where it is for sale in a variety of e-book forms for US$4.99, here. I understand several more of Jenner's novels (he has apparently written nine over the past few years) will become available to purchase in the coming weeks and months. You can read a little more about him and his crime and thriller writing at his blog here.Search through the July 2011 posts to see the variety of titles that he will soon be publishing.