Stormy Weather

From Sunday, May 24 the first chapter of The Poseidon Files will be published here to give potential readers a taste of the novel; a story that crosses genres in that it is a thriller, but also a mystery laced with the supernatural. The central character is a woman, artist and psychic Naomi Richards, 26, who leads an uneventful life, enjoying the new-found freedom in bustling Liverpool that a divorce from a cheating husband has brought her. But she unknowingly has a secret that could change the world and bring her tranquil existence to a dramatic end.

But Naomi unknowingly has a secret which was passed to her by whistle-blowing scientist George Parry. It is a small memory card hidden in a keyring.

The story begins when Parry and colleague Keri Murdoch stumble across secret research in Alaska at an installation called HAARP where the US military are attempting to transform the weather into a weapon of mass destruction. They are horrified and copy classified files which they decide to pass on to the British press when Parry travels Liverpool in the UK to visit his parents.

In Toronto, private investigator Alex Nelson is hired by HAARP to recover the files.  She follows Parry to Liverpool where she meets Naomi. The night after meeting Naomi, Parry is found murdered in a Liverpool hotel room.

Naomi and Alex become targets from menacing, shadowy, forces which they attempt to escape from when a Russian is found murdered in Naomi’s apartment. They travel to Snowdonia.

But there is an attempt to murder Naomi in the mists of mount Snowdon. They return to Liverpool where the final drama is played out on the streets of Liverpool where Naomi is abducted and held hostage by a criminal gang. The final confrontation takes place in a notoriously haunted sunken cemetery that lies alongside Liverpool’s majestic Anglican cathedral.

Will the world be warned about HAARP? Is there a cover-up? The final chapters reveal unexpected twists when things and people are not what they seem.

Published by pod1942

I am a cereer journalist having worked for the London Dail Mail, Reuters and latterly the Liverpool Daily Post on Merseyside as well as the journalists’ leader in the region. I have experience as a crime reporter, feature writer, business editor and latterly, a senior sub-editor. My qualifications include a BA (Hons) English, from the University of Liverpool; a BA (Hons) Fine Art and an MA in Creative Practice both from Liverpool Hope University. I now divide my time between art and writing. I will shortly be publishing my first full-length novel, The Poseidon Files and as a taster I have written a short story which features the same central female character in which she talks about her world and her life. It is, however, essentially a ghost story.

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