New author. Book reveiws.

October 21, 2010

 

Shadow on the Moon       

 Reviews

Shipping Today and Yesterday January 2010

“We don’t often get novels to review in these pages but occasionally one appears. In this case this is a story about piracy off the coast of Nigeria and, although set some 25 years ago, is a realistic attempt to portray what is happening in that country today.
An armed pirate gang, led by the cunning and ruthless Henry Kaduna are attacking and robbing ships off the port of Lagos in Nigeria. During one particularly brutal incident, an officer’s wife is raped and the ship’s master murdered.
Interpol, at the request of the UN become involved and Inspector Martin Ellis is sent to track down the leader of the pirate gang. But he has to work under cover, as the corrupt local police chief Godwin Azubikas, cannot be trusted.
Meanwhile the pirate becomes more audacious, earning vast sums of money from the ships he attacks.
This is an outstanding book that I found difficult to put down. The author’s style is compelling and I would very highly recommend this book to our readers.”

Nautilus UK Telegraph March 2009
It’s a rattling yarn, in which Archie Coulter combines evocative descriptions of Nigeria and authoritative shipboard scenes of ship board operations, with pages full of twists and turns right up to the final paragraphs.

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A novel about modern day piracy.

October 3, 2010

An armed pirate gang, led by the cunning and ruthless Henry Kaduna are attacking and robbing ships off the port of Lagos in Nigeria. During one particularly brutal incident, an officer’s wife is raped and the ships master murdered.

Interpol, at the request of the UN become involved and Inspector Martin Ellis is sent to track down the leader of the pirate gang. But he has to work under cover, as the corrupt local police chief Godwin Azubikas, cannot be trusted. Due to the constraints imposed working without police assistance, Ellis initially finds progress on the case slow and struggles to obtain leads. Meanwhile the pirate becomes more audacious, earning vast sums of money from the ships he attacks.

The pirate has carved himself a life of luxury from the proceeds of his nefarious activities, visiting the best restaurants in Lagos and gambling at the local casino. He has also become involved with the lovely English croupier Leslie Granby and plans to use her as cover, when he eventually leaves Nigeria. This may be sooner rather than later, as he feels the heat from the local police chief, and suspects there may be someone else closing in on him.

After a narrow escape the pirate decides the time has come to leave Nigeria, but at the last moment he learns of a ship with fortune in bank notes on board. He decides to make this his final mission. But when the pirate and his accomplices attack the ship they get more than they had bargained for, as this is a Russian ship and the crew are armed.

A fast-moving and authentic tale of modern-day piracy based on the authors own experiences of piracy in West Africa in the 1980s.

Available to buy on KINDLE at:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Moon-Archie-Coulter-ebook/dp/B00ENPVWZA/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1388671532&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=shadow+on+the+moon+archie+coulter     Price: GBP 1.53
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