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Standpoint by Derek ThompsonA contemporary British thriller – with a nod to Raymond Chandler and Harlan Coben – combining action, intrigue and dark humour.

Thomas Bladen has been living a double-life for two years. He’s a civil service photographer, working in London, but the Surveillance Support Unit also assists other government departments. The SSU is staffed by ex-forces personnel, careerists and Thomas. He has an eye for details that other people miss and a talent for finding trouble – a combination that was never going to bring him an easy life. When he uncovers a web of deceit and treachery that puts the only woman he’s ever loved in danger, it’s time to come out of the shadows and to come out fighting.

“This book is an excellent read from cover to cover. The storyline is compelling and the characters are deep with many levels of complexity which indicates that the author has an in depth knowledge of the human psyche. The dialogue is sparkling and witty with amusing one liners sprinkled throughout. The character of Thomas is very ordinary and a little seedy and is somewhat reminiscent of the erstwhile George Smiley. The plot is multi layered with twists and turns at every point and one is never too sure where one is going to end up. All in all, this book is a jolly good read for anyone who enjoys a thriller that will keep them hooked from start to finish.”

STANDPOINT is available from Amazon and Amazon UK.


I’m a diverse writer of fiction, non-fiction and comedy. Standpoint is the first in a series of contemporary thrillers that combine action, intrigue and dark humour.

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