Back in Charles Dickens' day, what are now referred to as his "novels" used to be sold in weekly parts on street corners.
Here's what it says on the back cover of the $25.00 Trade Paperback of SPIKED.
Journalist Jim Strachan is fighting for his life, the truth and the woman he loves.
Caught between reporting the truth and the constant threat of death, between an overwhelming love for an elusive woman and her fanatical devotion to her people, between multi-national conspiracies and the depredations of nature, Strachan and his Zulu associate, Winston Nukisa, struggle to survive.
From a refined gentleman's club in London, to the terrible stark beauty of a Gaelic island, from love amid the sand dunes to love by the numbers, and from Pentagon politics to a mysterious cavern in the remote mountains of South West Africa, Strachan is thrust into an odyssey of fear, deprivation, and wonder.
Strachan and Nukisa encounter enemy after enemy but are never sure where the real threat comes from until it's way too late.
With tremendous implications for the war on terrorism, SPIKED paints a compelling, complex and truthful three- dimensional portrait of a people and country poised for great accomplishment, or colossal disaster.
There's enough adventure here to fill three first-rate novels.
SPIKED bridges the gulf between popular and insightful fiction.
In the words of one reviewer, Becks previous novel Sizzle, has "compelling characters taking the reader on loads of adventure evoking tears and laughter simultaneously."
Filled with unbelievable action and a rip-roaring pace, SPIKED is arousing adventure that impacts us all.
Inspired by the geographic sweep of Wilbur Smith, the intrigue of John Le Carré and techno edge of Tom Clancy, SPIKED is an epic masterwork that transcends the modern action-adventure form.
Here's a ripping 55 second movie spectacular that captures some essence of the book http://youtu.be/
But remember, it is always your own imagination when reading that will play the most important part.
All C.J. Beck's books are available through your local bookstores order desk or at these online bookstores: Blackwells, Foyles, Waterstones, W.H. Smith, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, Borders.com, and Xlibris.com.
View the eight minute trailer at http://www.youtube.com/
About the Author
As editor at Leeds University, England, C.J. Beck led a brilliant team that included the future U.K. Justice Minister Jack Straw and future and current Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre, to win the National Union of Journalists´
For many years C.J.Beck wrote a humorous column in the Bay City News, Santa Monica and has collaborated with Hollywood celebrities and A-list directors in developing TV and film projects. The author has held senior positions at Chiat/Day, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and J. Walter Thompson.
PartWork One covering the first three chapters is (ASIN: B0079OKDDE). The rest in order are :-