"The Major". by Stephen Lawrence

An ex-SAS Captain becomes involved in a group of arms dealers, then finds it increasingly difficult to break away when his family are threatened.

"the major".

    Ex Army officer Captain Peter Wicks, now medically discharged and living in the Cotswold’s with his wife Jessie, receives a mysterious offer of employment days before his 45th birthday. Accepting the well-paid offer, he finds himself embroiled in a web of espionage, blackmail, arms deals and assassinations. He later finds out that it’s more difficult to break free from the organization than it was to join it.

How can he detach himself from the grip of ‘The Major’ and his organization, whilst he and his family are under threat? Will his friend at GCHQ help him to expose the man who poses a danger to him, his friends, his family and his marriage?


Genre: FICTION / Thrillers

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Crime

Language: English

Keywords: Crime., drama., suspense.

Word Count: 80,317.

Sales info:

Good from publication date then reducing to slow. A good time to translate this book to generate more sales through availability in other languages.

Sample text:

…”Pete stepped in close, picked up a pillow from the bed and put it over the mans head, he then jammed the gun into it and fired once into the back of his head. Then he moved the pillow to the centre of his back and shot him through the heart. It was quick. Painless. The pillow did not completely suppress the noise, so Pete stood to listen for any outside commotion or movement. There was nothing, apart from the distant screams of laughter and fun coming from the pool area down below.

The man lay motionless on the blood spattered sheets. One clean hole in the back of his head, and one in the centre of his bare back, but Pete knew his face would have blown away and his heart would be in shreds.

He retrieved the spent cartridge shell casings, then he put the gun and casings back in the bag. He moved to the door, and used a towel to wipe the doorknob and open the door. After checking that the passageway was clear he stepped out, dropping the towel inside the room as he did so, letting the door close on its own behind him.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Translation in progress. Translated by Jephté Bikoul Henock
Already translated. Translated by Konstantina Deletari
Author review:
Excellent translating, always efficient and eager to please. A pleasure to work with.
Regards, Stephen Lawrence.
Translation in progress. Translated by André Weber
Already translated. Translated by Perla Cecilia Carrizales
Author review:
Perla is always accurate and reliable with her translations. She is a good partner, and its always a pleasure to work with her.
Stephen Lawrence.

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