Books

These have nothing to do with technology, hacking or any of the usual geek fayre of this site, but they are my books (at least, those currently in print) and I’m proud of them.

And if you buy any of these books, the income will help support this site. In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t run adverts here – because I don’t like them. And while this site is a labour of love, I do put a lot of time into it – mostly time when I really should be working at my day job as a freelance journalist and photographer.

Think of it as buying me a beer, except that you get a lovely book in return, so it’s a win for everyone!

There’s something for everyone – a lavishly produced collection of landscape photography and two funny and thrilling novels. Okay, so that’s something for two types of people, but I guarantee that either you or someone you know and want to spoil will get something out of these books. Enjoy!

Finistère Insolite

Landscape photographs of the most beautiful area of Brittany, France. The 113 photographs – mostly in colour plus some in rich black & white – celebrate the untamed rawness of the terrain while also finding moments of great beauty and tranquility. And they explore the scale of the environment and our place in it.

Available direct for me at my photography website. » Buy / more details »

Black project

This novel is a story of strange craft, dark conspiracies, an out of control government and people pushed to the very edge of understanding. It’s also very funny.

Dick Kennedy is a reporter for a supermarket tabloid, the only journalist on the paper who takes his job seriously. He yearns for contact with otherwordly forces but is constantly defeated by mundane reality and his own scepticism.

Kate MacMillan is an engineer engaged on highly classified government black projects. But she has even darker secrets of her own that are threatening to catch up with her.

They both come into contact with a dark secret that both realises their dreams and confirms their nightmares. » Buy / more details »

Lady Caine

As the War on Drugs exerts its increasingly bizarre effects on the farcical underworld of narcotics contraband, a strange cast of misfits is on the hunt for a missing pilot – either for what he has or what he knows.

In Colombia, tenth-rate drug lords make desperate bids for glory – mostly by betraying each other. For them, the pilot holds the key to power. In Florida, a disillusioned crew of ex-smugglers is intent on rescuing a friend, while dealing with a society that is afraid of getting old and handling it badly. And a decaying mercenary is tracking the pilot too, for reasons more personal than even he realises.

Each member of this weird posse poses a threat to the others. But their greatest danger comes from their own egos, paranoia, incompetence and inability to cope. The result is a strange and hilarious adventure on the wilder fringes of international drug crime. » Buy / more details »