Author and freelance writer on defence and security. Based in London and Europe

JAMES

MACLAREN

Writer

Persuasive writing

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The Dolphin Men

A DISTRUBING, GRIPPING AND TENSE THRILLER THAT TWISTS AND COMPELS

 

by James Maclaren

 

In 1970s London the body of a boy is found abandoned deep in the wastelands of the East End docks. The detective assigned to investigate the case has few clues, only an elegant brass button clutched in the boys hand. Understanding the horrifying truth behind the boy's murder he realises he is being obstructed by individuals within government including his own service that do not want the case solved. A powerful conspiracy to protect the elite is taking place, a conspiracy which he soon realises turns him from the hunter to the hunted.

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The Arms Merchant

A TENSE SPY THRILLER WHERE A STORY OF ESPIONAGE MEETS TRUTH

 

by James Maclaren

 

A recent history thriller that about power, corruption and unusual alliances in the post-Cold War arms trade. Combining fact with espionage and crime intrigue, The Arms Merchant follows a disgraced British spy, in the years after the Cold War with a dangerous assignment: finding and stealing state of the art Russian military technology to bring back to the West. To do so he must work with the Nation's enemies including a tenacious Irish Republican, a Russian mafia boss, and a scheming Libyan diplomat. The Arms Merchant is a tense drama set against the backdrop of the confused region of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union which captures the tension of the period, the sweep of Europe’s change, and the inescapable allure of power and greed.

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