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Shadows in Sunshine will be out there on Thursday 22nd January, available from all good bookshops and available in paperback and on kindle from Amazon. For those wanting a signed copy, the book’s launch is to take place at The Bookshop Lee-on-the-Solent on Saturday the 31st January between 11am and 2pm then following that I will be doing a book-signing event at Waterstones Fareham on Saturday the 21st February between 1pm and 2pm. Price £10.99.


Back Cover Synopsis

Ian Vaughan. Family man… once. Now recruited to the SIS and fresh out of training, his first field op looks to be almost a breeze. His assignment sounds highly achievable – a mission to befriend a charismatic Tunisian politician, who, in the wake of the failed ‘Arab Spring’ has conceived a unification plan for the North African oil and gas producing nations. Western governments welcome the plan, but other forces are at work…

A conference to present the plan is to be held on the beautiful island of Madeira, and Vaughan, using the cover of a maritime author, is dispatched to the island, assisted by the Royal Navy. En route Vaughan rescues a boy adrift on a sailboard and comes in contact with his widowed mother who is host to her Brazilian uncle, unaware that his ambitions could destroy the entire European economy.

Greed and death lay in the shadows, as Vaughan finds himself embroiled in conspiracy and danger, challenging both his judgement and his courage.




Patricia Coughlan who has read a pre-publication copy of the book marked it as the best Ian Vaughan thriller so far, enthusing over the plot and characters portrayed. Such comments, from someone who is an avid reader, makes the two years of work really worthwhile. Hopefully many others will share her opinion.