HAWTHORN'S HILL

 

Sometimes nuclear weapons don't have to be detonated to cause disaster.  

Poor old Zawanda is in a mess: the economy in meltdown, people unable to give up their age-old enmities. The news that Britain will cut off the country's foreign aid looks to seal the nation’s fate until educated, young president Frederick Zawutu hits on a daring scheme. He will embark on a game of bluff designed to make the West believe the tiny Central African country has acquired a nuclear weapon.

Everything goes to plan until the English arms dealer Zawutu has set up to unwittingly play the part of supplier proves to be too good at his job.

Hawthorn's Hill is a light-hearted novel about modern Africa, the follies of diplomacy, tribal conflict, and the characteristics of race and sex.

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THE LEAK.
Relaunched in October 2020 and available now on Amazon Kindle and from Whisper Publishing, (See their website) Denis' latest novel The Leak involves tragic deaths, the secret manufacture of a modified nerve agent and the often-conflicting efforts of the police, Security Service, a security company investigator, and the press to uncover the truth
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5.0 out of 5 stars A page-turning thriller with believable characters

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 March 2020

Six animal rights activists break into a laboratory and unwittingly stumble on a deadly nerve agent being secretly – and illegally – manufactured by the fictitious chemical giant, Biomed. Is the nerve agent for overseas export? Biomed’s CEO dealing with a Middle Eastern company is certainly suspicious. Within 24 hours, the activists all die, and the authorities suspect terrorism. With lax security at Biomed, a considerable sum spent repairing a supposedly disused laboratory (the one the animal rights activists broke into) and a glib explanation by the CEO, Biomed’s Chairman hires security consultant Dennis Royle to investigate. Teaming up with Julia Havers, a top journalist from a national paper, they attempt to solve the mystery.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Leak. Denis Redmond certainly knows how to pen a page-turning book with believable characters, exciting plot, and a couple of unexpected twists thrown in for good measure. Definitely recommended.

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Ms Susan F Rogers

5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 July 2020

This is the second book I've read by this author and I was not disappointed. A really good read, hooks you in from the start, all the characters are believable. This is the first book with Dennis Royle series and I look forward to reading many more. If you like thrillers, you'll love this one.

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MRS V.A.LAWRENCE

5.0 out of 5 stars A Really Good Read

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 August 2020

This is an excellent book by this author. It grabs your interest from the start, and sustains it right up to the twist delivered at the end. Thoroughly recommended.

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LYNDA

5.0 out of 5 stars A good page turner

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2020

An excellent story. The more I read the more I wanted to keep going with it. A good twist at the end.

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Sep 14, 2020Lorraine Thomas rated it really liked it

I read this book during the covid19 lockdown and thoroughly enjoyed it. All the events were dealt with very realistically and the story was very, very believable. The plot was developed with a few twists and turns which kept the reader wondering about what would happen next. For me, the outcome was unexpected, but completely convincing - I shall say no more.
I see from other reviews that there are more books to read by this author and I look forward to reading them.

Ann Cross rated it really liked it

This is a page turner, a good story with a twist. A book I was given, not one I would have chosen but one I thoroughly enjoyed and I will look for more by Denis.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Grand Story!

Reviewed in the United States on 15 February 2020

Redmond pens an interesting and thrilling story in The Leak. I haven't read anything from this author before, and I really enjoyed this story. The characters were both intense and showed their knowledge of the investigations, which shows the author's knowledge as well. This author brings the stories to life. The pace of the story was perfect for this type of story. There is a great chemistry between the characters, and a depth that makes them realistic. The setting is in the UK, London to be exact, and as a reader from the US, the story was easy to follow, and I didn't feel there was a cultural barrier in anyway. The story had a lot of dialogue, which I always enjoy as it pushes the story forward. A very well-written story, and I enjoyed it. The thrills and intrigue is written clearly and the characterizations are engrossing. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ~Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

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01:35] Lara (LaraDr1): Review title:   "The Leak" was a real page turner!!

 

Extremely interesting plot coupled with an excellent writing style and dialogue that sounded real... "The Leak" easily held my interest from start to finish.    I had already read Denis Redmond's well written "Hawthorn's Hill", which made me look for others by the same author.   "The Leak" lived up to my expectations and more.  

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