A Noisy Confession.

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From my days as a Police Officer.

I was the radio operator in the Police Area Car (fast response) one quiet Sunday winter’s night when by 3am the driver decided he needed forty winks. He parked the V8 Rover 3500 between two blocks of apartments, in a cul-de-sac, overlooking Greenwich Park and off he dozed.

For a while I managed to stay awake, but perhaps owing to the boredom, or the warmth of the car, I too soon drifted off to sleep. I’m not sure if it was a noise of something or my conscience that woke me, but as I did my hand inadvertently hit the siren button.

I’ve never to this day heard such a loud din as the emergency Klaxons reverberating around that confined space, and nor have I seen such surprise register on anyone face as was there on my driver’s! If anyone reading this was living in those apartments, on that Monday morning almost forty years ago, then please accept my apologies.

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller and in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada and Australia. Although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows best; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television in the UK.
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