JOHN KITE SERIES BOOK 1
A criminal is so desperate to own a portrait of an unknown youth by a forgotten artist that he kills three men to get it. Why? Freelance investigator John Kite follows the trail of blood to a gallery selling archaeology looted from Middle East warzones and discovers how an old master painting is being used by a renegade spy as a weapon to destroy a rival state. Kite’s task is to stop the impending cataclysm.
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I was born and brought up in London but have lived and worked around the UK, in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Cheltenham, Glasgow.
My working life started in BBC Radio. I then spent some years as an actor which included a stint in the first series (yes, it was that long ago) of Poldark, which the late Clive James famously called “a wall of corn from Cornwall.” Then I went into TV production, spending most of my career as a Drama Producer specialising in Soaps and popular Series. I produced Brookside, Emmerdale, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married and the very first series of Heartbeat. I co-produced the action adventure series BUGS and wrote some episodes and helped get BBC Scotland’s River City going. I’m pleased to say the soap is still running.
And also still running is my marriage. I’ve been married to Lin for a heck of a long time. We have two daughters, Tessa and Juliet, and two grandchildren. We currently live in Northampton.
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