The second Case & Kat book:

An explosive cyber attack kills two hundred innocent civilians. Just miles away, an unknown assassin murders the head of IACS, Britain’s most secret cyber agency.

Case and Kat – the agency’s toughest, smartest operators – are desperate for revenge. For justice.

But they’ll need all their combat skills and cyber expertise to face a conspiracy of apocalyptic proportions, launched from the harsh Icelandic wilderness. Can two desperate people halt a global attack and avert World War Three?

From award-winning author John Meaney, another mission for Case and Kat, drawing on Meaney’s own experience of hardcore martial arts and leading-edge computing, and shadowy hints from the real-world special forces working the interzone between cyber and kinetic warfare.


Mission Critical

The rather marvelous Jonathan Strahan has produced an anthology of mostly hard SF stories based on the theme of Stuff Goes Wrong and "We're going to have science the s**t out of this," which was a terrific idea.

My contribution, called Lost In Splendour, shares space with with stories from Greg Egan, Aliette de Bodard, Linda Nagata, Gregory Feely, John Barnes, Tobias S. Buckell, Jason Fischer & Sean Williams, Yoon Ha Lee, Peter Hamilton, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Dominia Phetteplace, Allen Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Peter Watts.

All good stuff, coming to a bookshop near you on 9th or 11th July, or thereabouts, depending on which country you live in. Hope you like it!



A special promotion on Amazon for 2 days only: on Thursday 18th April 2019 and Friday 19th April 2019, Two For Tristopolis is absolutely free.

Two short stories set in a city powered by the suffering of the dead, beneath an unchanging ever-purple sky:

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Coming soon: Strategy Pattern, a Case and Kat novel.


Short stories

Available now from Amazon... I guess the title's pretty self-explanatory! Both stories are set between the events of Dark Blood aka Black Blood and Tristopolis Requiem.

In a city powered by the suffering of the dead, Bone Listener Jamie Thargulis and Sister Stephanie of the Order of Thanatos struggle with their separate pasts. As the Tri-Millennial approaches in a period of civil unrest, can Jamie’s son Carl come to terms with his mixed heritage, and see the world as it truly is?

When Detective Sergeant Adam Obsidian calls in the death of the spike-encrusted Gambuccini brothers, he doesn’t expect to become the hunted, sought by his own colleagues in the Tristopolis PD. And what if he isn’t as innocent as he thinks?



My Inspiration

This is my wife Yvonne last Saturday, after completing her first ultra marathon.

And the next day? She ran a half marathon. And again on Thursday, Friday and today... which makes 52 races of half-marathon-or-longer distance in the past 25 weeks. (That includes 15- and 16-milers plus full marathons.)

At the age of 64.

And she's not a lifelong athlete. She took up running in her 50s, stopped for 8 years after a bereavement, and in December 2016 started walking every day to regain her fitness. And this is what focus and commitment results in.

So I'm not the fittest person in my household. Not when it comes to actual cardio fitness and endurance.

Can anybody spell "Wonder Woman"?