It’s my father’s fault that I write spy novels, as my interest was aroused when he held a position as deputy head of a counter intelligence desk inside the War Department at the end of WWII. As one would expect he never spoke about what he was engaged in, but the past was another matter provided the case was closed. When I left all my schooling behind I wanted to use my talents in a productive way rather than confining them to industry or academia. I joined a government organisation close to what my father did, signing the same Official Secrets Act as he had done. As a consequence not one of my eight novels is based purely on what I heard, my imagination fills most of the pages, nevertheless, young ears store information that can be utilised in fiction.
A Covenant Of Spies is being released later this year on December 17th and until then it is available to pre-order from Amazon.
The story starts when the recently married chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee meets a Russian asset he vaguely remembers from an operation he was dangerously involved in some twenty-five years previously in Prague, Czechoslovakia. However, he is unclear as to whether the Russian remembers him. The Russian’s purpose of the meeting is to offer British intelligence a prize that only his granddaughter is able to fulfill provided she is extracted from Moscow without arousing suspicion.
As he looks further into this Russian’s past he discovers that a previous chairman of the JIC had unearthed a web of deceit in which he was able to conceal not only one double agent but two; one stealing secrets from the Soviet Union and the other from the Americans. The names of both agents are secreted away inside cryptic messages hidden in the vaults of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. How much does this Russian asset know of those messages and can the ambiguous intelligence communiqués be unravelled before it’s too late?
About Daniel Kemp
Daniel Kemp is a member of The Society of Authors. His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!
On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All ten of his novels are now published by CNext Chapter with the tenth novel being a two-part ending to the Heirs and Descendants Series. A Covenant of Spies completed the four-book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? Once I Was A Soldier and A Widow's Son.
Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number-one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the two novellas he wrote, 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 and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel.
There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniel-Kemp/...
He is fond of writing Quotes and a collection of his can be found here---
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I love spies
Then we might have made a happy couple, beth—-LOLOLOLOLOL
Wonderful, Danny. I have pre-ordered.
Oh my days, what have you done…lolololol Thank you! You’re very kind.