Friday, November 21, 2014

The Dirty Dozen with Paul Anthony

About the book:

It’s 1938. The Spanish Civil War is in its final throes. Franco, Mussolini, Hitler, Chamberlain, Lebrun and Stalin, dominate European politics.

A ship leaves Canada bound for France but there’s a storm at sea and the vessel is wrecked in the English Channel.

Seventy five years later the chess playing detective, Davies King, investigates the connection between the escape of a handful of petty criminals from a prison van; a vicious murder, a sunken ship in the English Channel, a corrupt American politician, and ‘organised crime.'

Will Britain’s most annoying petty criminals outwit the stressed-out detective? Faced with overwhelming odds, the exhausted Davies King must come to terms with failure and re-ignite ‘loyalty.’ On the doorstep of bribery, corruption and kidnap, the detective recognises an emerging catastrophe which is likely to destroy the foundations of an Anglo-American agreement and destroy that special relationship. But loyalty is the last stand and it’s beyond his control.

Paul Anthony Answers the Dirty Dozen

1. What’s one thing that drives you crazy?
    People who promise to do something and then don’t.

2. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
    Red wine (Grenache) and chocolate (dark).

3. What is your most embarrassing moment?
    Chasing a car thief across a field in the middle of Cumbria, losing my slip-on shoes,
    but still catching the thief – I only ever recovered one shoe though. Never wore
    slip-ons again, and I still remember the jibes at work for ages.

4. What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
    A double back somersault from table to floor – result = broken wrist, (not that bad
    though – years later married the nurse who treated the fracture).

5. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
    It’s classified.

6. On what life choices would you like to have a re-do?
    Making a day last 28 hours and not 24 – could enjoy it more then.

7. What makes you nervous?
    Questions by Amy Metz.

8. LOL. I love that answer! What makes you scared?

    Snakes and crocodiles.

9. What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told?
    That I’m not an alien from quadrant three of the second Iberian constellation.

10. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made?
      Failing to buy laces for shoes.

11. When was the last time you did something for the first time?
     Yesterday, I drank tea instead of coffee (it was awful).

12. One of your main characters has to die. Which one would you kill off?
     Antonia from MI5 in the Boyd series – she wants to be a main character in her own

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About the author:

Paul Anthony is a writer based in the UK who has recently published his 14th novel which happens to be his 8th crime thriller. It is entitled Breakwater. He is a retired detective who worked in the area of counter terrorism. His Twitter handle is @paulanthonyspen. To find out more about the book and Paul, follow the links to his blog and his Amazon page.