The Danger of Life

It is late 1942. Group Captain Robert Sutherland’s first week in charge of Military Intelligence 11’s operations in Scotland and northern England is not going smoothly. A murder at the Commando Basic Training Centre in the Highlands is being investigated by one of his teams, until events take an even darker turn that draws Bob in personally. He is also trying to discover who was behind an attempt to steal an advanced reconnaissance aircraft from a military airfield in Fife, an investigation made no easier by the perpetrator’s death.

The complication he could really live without comes via a telephone call from Monique Dubois in MI5. An operation she’s been running in Glasgow, without Bob or anyone else knowing, has gone badly wrong, and she wants him to intervene before it is entirely compromised.

'The Danger of Life' is a fast-paced thriller set in Scotland during the Second World War. It is Ken’s second novel to feature Bob Sutherland and Monique Dubois and picks up not long after the end of his first, 'Eyes Turned Skywards'. The action moves back and forth across Scotland, with much of it set in Lochaber, where the present war intersects with another conflict that took place two centuries earlier: with deadly consequences.

'The Dangerof Life' was published by Fledgling Press on 10 May 2019. The magnificent cover art was the work of Graeme Clarke. The book is available from larger bookshops in Scotland, as well as on order from others, or in paperback or Kindle eBook editions via online retailers such as Amazon.

Cover of The Danger of Life


Jessica Belmont, Author & Blogger, 20 June 2019: "The Danger of Life kind of drew me in with the cover. It’s visually striking and with a tagline like, 'when the past comes back to haunt you,' I knew I had to give this one a shot. And I’m glad I did... The Danger of Life is a fast-paced, cleverly written mystery/thriller that kept me guessing from beginning to end. I highly recommend checking this one out!"

Alex J Book Reviews, 17 June 2019: "This is a cracking good World War 2 thriller." "A real traditionally told tale the author... spins and weaves a very clever mystery thriller. Fast paced from the outset, there is rarely a page where nothing is going on! A very enjoyable read."