My latest series of novels, this time coming out from those fine folks at Del Rey UK.

The pitching process was long and scary. I've always been a fan of espionage novels, you can't beat a bit of Deighton and Le Carre. The idea was to do something in that field that also tapped into my fantasy bent. Which sounds like a health condition but I'm sure you know what I mean.

The idea of a department within the Intelligence Service that handles the preternatural (same as supernatural but with a stronger emphasis on the strange event being something that could one day be explained by science rather than just 'weird spooky shit') is not completely fictional, such departments have existed over the years. 

I am currently contracted for three adventures in the company of my unusual spies, August Shining and Toby Greene. The first, taking its title from the series as a whole, will be published in the UK in hardback, September 2013. Paperback to follow. The current blurb for book one (subject to change, as is the cover). Toby Greene has been reassigned. The Department: Section 37 Station Office, Wood Green. The Boss: August Shining, an ex-Cambridge, Cold War-era spy. The Mission: Charged with protecting the Great Britain and its interests from paranormal terrorism. The Threat: An old enemy has returned, and with him Operation Black Earth. The Plan: Create the ultimate insurgents by re-animating the dead to destroy the country from within.

 I'll update details for the individual books as we go...