Naomi’s first story

A Naomi Richards story

Hello. I thought you might like to hear a rundown of the first story i was involved in… The Poseidon Files.

This is a story of two scientists who discover that a top-secret installation in Alaska run by the American military, ostensibly conducting research into the upper atmosphere, is in fact developing technology that could transform the weather into a weapon of mass destruction and kill millions of people.

   They are horrified and decide to warn the world by copying vital classified files. But fate plays a decisive hand when the car they escape in plunges into a fast-moving river during a violent storm in freezing temperatures.

   One of them, George Parry, survives and escapes pursuing military police believing his colleague, Keri Murdoch, is dead, managing to grab a microchip containing classified files before the car is swept down the river. Parry makes his way to Toronto and then on to Liverpool in the UK intending to give the files to the Press to warn the world of the potential dangers.

  But he is followed and murdered in a Liverpool hotel room but not before passing the microchip onto an unsuspecting woman during a psychic reading in an attempt to hide from his pursuers.

  This is where I come in. I am an artist and a mystic. I am 26, leading an uneventful life, enjoying the new-found freedom in bustling Liverpool that a divorce from a cheating husband has brought me.

   I make a precarious living from art and my psychic abilities and when Parry hides in a city centre pub and sits for a psychic reading with me, I realise he is frightened of something or someone sinister following him.

   He hands me a keyring as a token for the reading but before I can discover what he is scared of he runs out leaving a notebook and the keyring behind. I was not to know at the time that the secret microchip is contained in the keyring.

   Unbeknown to me though I have become a target because I am the last person to see Parry alive.

   In Toronto, private investigator Alex Nelson is hired by FBI station chief Gram Rogers to recover the files and she travels to Liverpool only to discover that Parry has been murdered and that the last person to see him alive was Naomi.

   Celebrity climate change activist Myron Hill is a leading light in the Environment Rebellion protest movement who also hears rumours of the research in Alaska. He decides to investigate and discovers that secret files have been copied; files that prove how destructive it would be to the environment. But Hill is not who he appears to be, and he too has a secret.

   FBI chief Gram Rogers encourages Alex to befriend me thinking I have hidden the files, but Alex becomes a target for assassins herself when an attempt is made to poison her on the streets of Liverpool.

   Alex and I are pursued by both the Russian Mafia and the GRU who are keen to redeem themselves after the fiasco of the failed attempt to murder the Skripals in Salisbury but one of their number is found murdered in Naomi’s apartment.

   Alex and I flee to Snowdonia to stay with my brother but there is an attempt to murder me in the mists of mount Snowdon. But I am saved when one of my spirit friends takes a hand and the would-be killer sees a horrifying image of himself in Hell.

   We move back to Liverpool where the final drama is played out on the streets of Liverpool where I am abducted and held hostage by a criminal gang. The supernatural in the form of Nancy my spirit guide comes to my aid in a final confrontation which takes place in a notoriously haunted sunken cemetery that lies alongside Liverpool’s majestic Anglican cathedral.

   The Mafia gang are killed in the cemetery by spirits who come to my aid.

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

   The Poseidon Files is available on Amazon as both an eBook and paperback. Ebook ASIN: B0892668HX and paperback ISBN: 9798647878892 and ASIN: B08BF14NWP

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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