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Graeme Gibson is a UK author specialising in a tantalising mix of Political Thriller and Romance. He is the author of The Janus Complex and Archangel, the first two novels in an epic tale of political intrigue and romance set in late 1960’s and 1970’s Britain. Book three of this trilogy (Dark Secrets Trilogy) is currently under way with the working title Redemption and is expected later this year or early 2016.
‘The Janus Complex’ introduces the reader to an unlikely hero, Jamie Raeburn, and ‘Archangel’ and ‘Redemption’ follow him through the trials and tribulations that follow.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Graeme Gibson is a native of Glasgow who now spends his time between his home in Scotland and his adopted home in France. Over the years he has had a varied employment history having worked as a trainee metallurgist, telecommunications engineer, stock control manager and, after attending university in the mid-1970s, he trained and practised as a solicitor in Scotland. Throw in periods driving buses and taxis in Glasgow and Lanarkshire, a few years importing champagne and selling wine and grape picking in Champagne and you have a man with a wealth of experience and stories to tell. Add a liberal helping of imagination and you have an author. He now spends his time writing and renovating his home in rural France. The Janus Complex, his first novel and the first book in the Dark Secrets Trilogy, was released on Kindle in August 2013 and in paperback in December 2014. Archangel, the sequel was released earlier in 2015 and the third book in the trilogy, Redemption, is well under way with release anticipated later in 2015 or early in 2016. You can keep up to date with progress at www.graemegibsonauthor.com
‘In this city, even the good guys have a little bad in them.’ So says Jamie Raeburn to the woman who will, ultimately and after many trials, become his wife. But before that Jamie is introduced to the darker side of life in 1960's and 1970's Britain.
1960s Britain was a country in transition and Glasgow, once the “Second City of the Empire”, was the epitome of that transition as it struggled to modernise, tearing down its ancient tenements and building new high rise blocks and motorways. But some things never change. Glasgow, even today, is an unsolvable conundrum with its dual reputations as one of the friendliest and, at the same time, one of the most violent cities in Britain. In 1960’s Glasgow gang culture was still alive and well, fuelled by peer pressure, testosterone and adrenalin, the protagonists all young men with images to foster.
Out of this cauldron emerges Jamie Raeburn – brash, impetuous, and gallus yet thoughtful, sensitive and considerate. Jamie, like Glasgow, is an enigma, and when he helps an American sailor being brutally attacked one dark night in a dark Glasgow alley, his life begins a process of change that is irrevocable. He falls in love with Kate Maxwell, an English nurse with a secret and loses her to fate. Leaving Glasgow to win her back he is led to new friendships, new loves, lust and violence… and to the loss of some of those closest to him; and on his journey he becomes something he never dreamed he would be. Death and violence follow him like old friends and he embraces them both. But is he a modern day knight errant or something else entirely?
“Gibson pushes the hero Jamie to the very edges of plausibility
but not quite beyond, he is almost too good to be true but definitely
good enough to eat. All the characters are well thought out and written,
with a plot which draws you in and refuses to let go until you reach the end. All in all I would recommend this book to anyone looking for anything from James Bond to Romeo & Juliet!”
Claire Smith - Author.
This is a very long but thoroughly enjoyable read. Gibson pushes the hero Jamie to the very edges of plausibility but not quite beyond, he is almost too good to be true but definitely good enough to eat. All the characters are well thought out and written, with a plot which draws you in and refuses to let go until you reach the end. All in all I would recommend this book to anyone looking for anything from James Bond to Romeo & Juliet! The ending suggests a sequel to come - it'll definitely be on my to read list.
What an engrossing book. The characters are all totally believable and you really build up a rapport with them. The author has totally caught my imagination with his wonderfully descriptive and beautifully written story. I sincerely hope there is a follow up to this. Well worth a read. It's long but totally worth it!!