Friday, 14 June 2019

The Scent of Corruption is now available as an audio book

“Summer, 1803: the uneasy peace with France is over, and Britain has once more been plunged into the turmoil of war. After a spell on the beach, Sir Richard Banks is appointed to HMS Prometheus, a 74 gun line-of-battleship which an eager Admiralty loses no time in ordering to sea. The ship is fresh from a major re-fit, but Banks has spent the last year with his wife and young family: will he prove himself worthy of such a powerful vessel, and can he rely on his officers to support him?”
The Scent of Corruption is narrated by Michael Troughton (son of the actor who played the second Dr Who) and is free to anyone joining Audible’s 30 day trial using this link in the US:…
And this link in the UK…

Friday, 24 May 2019

Sea Trials now released!

I'm delighted to announce that Sea Trials, my fourteenth book and the twelfth in the Fighting Sail series, is now available as a trade paperback as well as in all popular formats.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Fighting Sail Series to be available as Audio Books

I'm delighted to confirm that the Fighting Sail series is starting to appear in audio format with The Torrid Zone now available from Audible. Narrated by my son, actor Timothy Bond, the book is set in the South Atlantic, principally on the island of St Helena.
The Scent of Corruption, narrated by Michael Troughton (actor son of the second Dr Who), will be released in May with other titles following. I understand Fireship Press are also considering the first five books for audio distribution.
Anyone without an Audible account can download The Torrid Zone for free on signing up, while non account holders can purchase the audio file outright from the Audible site.
UK based listeners can find the book here: and international listeners here:

On another tack, work on the next Fighting Sail book is progressing well with release of Sea Trials scheduled for May.  

Friday, 15 March 2019

12th Fighting Sail book announced

I'm pleased to confirm that Sea Trials, the next in the Fighting Sail series, is on the way. All being well it should be available in April/May. I'll post more news as matters develop, meanwhile here is the dummy cover.