“Life in the Shadows”

When I completed compiling “View From the Tent” I found that I enjoyed it so much that I decided to tell some tales of my friends and the adventures we’ve shared together.
While working on “Ice” and “Trust Kids” I spent whatever time I could find to work on these novels.
These books are a somewhat fictionalized biography of the author and his friends who ran with him in and out of the shadows.

Net Proceeds support the work of the non profit Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. co-founded by the author and one of the characters in the book….

Publication order of “Life in the Shadows”
#2 Molesworth Street*
Under the Spider Tree
Slaughterhouse Creek
A Day Without Stars
Beyond the Black Stump
Oo-roo (Christmas 2018)

These books can be purchased through iBooks, Lulu Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Amazon etc.

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Oo-roo is a Aboriginal term loosely meaning “see ya.” It has other meanings and usages but its use here is the “See ya” meaning.

Five previous novels #2 Molesworth Street, Under the Spider Tree, Slaughterhouse Creek, A Day Without Stars and Beyond the Black Stump have told the tales of four men who work together when conventional Intelligence methods might fail. Two work for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, one for Mi6 and one for Directorate of Military Intelligence (G2) in Ireland.  Stiúrthóireacht na Faisnéise
The books are subtitled “Life in the Shadows” which aptly describes how each character leads a double life.
Life in the Shadows” as we all had more than one “boss” while we lived in Eastern Europe, Europe and Australia. I’ve written these books for my friends who knocked around Eastern Europe, Europe and Australia working in service to their countries, families and friends. They know the stories.
I hope that others will enjoy the adventure and uniqueness of locations and characters.

This book tells the story of why the group dispersed. Their last adventure together is camouflaged within modern events, particularly the Brexit challenge presently impacting everyone in the UK, The Republic of Ireland and many countries around the world. As I told a friend who lives in Guatemala the action in “A Day Without Stars” happened, but it didn’t happen in Guatemala. Likewise with this book.


*#2 Molesworth Street” was my first attempt at sharing my life and adventures behind the Iron Curtain. I wanted to share life in Moscow, travels throughout Europe, north Africa, the states, and the people who were involved in all sorts of schemes, plots and counter plots. The book is about love and friendship.
* Being my first self print I made every rookie error imaginable.
#1The wrong final version was uploaded rather than the edited version. To change it after the fact was too expensive so I gave a number of copies to friends who knew the stories and let it go.
#2 The book is on color paper that makes it way too costly.
#3 The wrong cover was attached to the file rather than a photo I took on Molesworth Street in Dublin.
I think its a good story that may some day get a re-visit.

Net proceeds from the sale of these books will be contributed to Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. to continue the work of “Advocating for Those Seeking a Voice”




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