A humorous detective-style caper set in an alternative version of the present day, where Cornwall is very prosperous, the Cornish language spoken around the world, and, of particular relevance to the story, cows are transported into Cornwall for short periods to qualify their milk as Cornish.
The story of Sammy is an odyssey of innocent fortitude. As he inched along, he took up with a succession of companions, among them a Syrian trader, a band of pilgrims, an American lady, an Italian press correspondent looking for a story.
McQaid is a sword - and occasionally dagger - for hire in the turbulent Highlands, as disillusionment grows against the Hanoverian regime. On a fine summer night in 1745 he is summoned to the bedside of the dying laird of Auchlour and commissioned on the most secret errand of his life ...
Maverick British agent Simon Waggoner is ‘sprung’ from a Russian labour camp by feared Police Chief Major Igor Mikulitsin to investigate why a thousand of the world’s richest people are invited to take a secret sea trip.
The Hunter and the Horns tells of an English schoolteacher who is stranded in this bizarre world of the East and his peculiar fascination for the oryx. To the Arabs, this graceful animal is a prized symbol of manhood, and through his personal failures the Englishman comes to identify his own future with its fate.
"....a little masterpiece" DAILY TELEGRAPH - Peter Green
At this Inquest, and at the trial that followed three weeks later, prejudice against the three accused boatmen seemed likely to overwhelm them. But the evidence was circumstantial, and the trial judge was about to dismiss the charges, ruling that so far as rape and murder were concerned there was no case to answer - when the prosecution produced a surprise witness.
'Do-gooders', says Harry Eckington, 'do better'. And as he sets off for a holiday in Snowdonia with his oddly assorted group of young friends rescued from the youth club and its supposedly homosexual leader, all seems set fair for a healthy, invigorating, uplifting week in the mountains....
The discovery in the Holy Land of a helmet and a gold box belonging to a Roman centurion begins and epic story that blends biblical mythology and high adventure, and seeks to unlock a mystery that stretches through to the 20th Century and beyond.