If you enjoyed Denis's first book, Hawthorn's Hill, look out for his next novel, The Leak due out in January.
Sometimes nuclear weapons don't have to be detonated to cause disaster.
Poor old Zawanda is in a mess, the economy in meltdown, the people unable to give up age-old enmities. The news that Britain will cut off the country's foreign aid is a massive blow until new president Frederick Zawutu, a bright, young Cambridge and Sandhurst educated man hits on a daring scheme. Embarking on a game of bluff, Zawatu aims to make the West believe that the tiny Central African nation 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, cleverly constructed novel about modern Africa, the follies of diplomacy, tribal conflict and the characteristics of race and sex.
The Leak – due for release in February 2020
The Leak tells the story of 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.
Featuring two characters from The Leak – Dennis Royle, a security company investigator and Julia Havers, an investigative journalist – Abandoned, Denis’s current work in progress tells the story of a missing female MI5 agent. Royle and Havers strive to find the girl in an atmosphere of distrust, institutional deceit, and obstruction.