The highly regarded crime author adds an international thriller element to his tense new novel featuring series character Tom Fletcher.
Afghanistan. Every year, an assignment for thousands of British personnel. Some of them bring back more than memories.
TV producer Dan Simmons wants to film it all. He finds a regiment about to be deployed to the Afghan war on a radical anti-heroin operation. He gets himself embedded. He shoots some film. Then he shoots himself.
The Ministry of Defence spin machine goes into motion and puts Military Police captain Stef Maguire under pressure to file it all away. But Maguire has heard the TV man's dying words and they lead her to someone called Tom Fletcher. Ex-cop, ex-PI, now Fletcher is living the perfect life in a house in the country. A very isolated house.
Fletcher doesn't know why the TV man shot himself. But some very dangerous people think otherwise. And when they begin to threaten Fletcher's family, it's time for him to act.
A terrific climax...A breadth to the story that is captivating, as well as some finely drawn characters and lovely language, but the star must be the fantastic landscape - Tangled Web on STEEL WITCHES
Intelligent and well-written examination of prejudice and paranoia, misogyny, jealousy and fear - Times Literary Supplement on STEEL WITCHES
The undoubted strengths of this book are Lennon's storytelling and his ability to ramp up the atmosphere...a truly tense ending...If you're a fan of Jim Kelly, you should give Lennon's books a try...an unusual and exciting slant - Reviewingtheevidence.com on STEEL WITCHES
Multi-layered and deeply satisfying...an engaging series character with a genuine emotional life - Shotsmag on CORN DOLLS
A writer to watch - Mark Billingham
The reader ends up in a rather emotional state...becoming increasingly agitated...a delightfully unexpected twist...an extremely enjoyable book - eurocrime.co.uk on STEEL WITCHES
A great read that mixes politics, historical pageantry, resentment and revenge in a seemingly quiet Cambridge village. Highly recommended - Sarah Broadhurst on CORN DOLLS
A strong series debut . . . evocative . . . a sharp plot which canters towards an explosive finish - Tangled Web on CORN DOLLS
Patrick Lennon grew up in Cambridge and has lived in Thailand, Italy, France and Mexico. His first book CORN DOLLS was shortlisted for the 2008 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Award and was a bestseller in Italy and Germany. He has now written three thrillers featuring Tom Fletcher.
Today Lennon splits his time between his young family, his writing and running his own business.
Visit Patrick Lennon's website at www.patrick-lennon.com