For some time, I have known that my Google blog has a substantial following in the old Soviet states, and today’s figures give me more proof as most of the readers are from Chechnya.
I have often been asked, why I get such a strong response from the old Russia, I have no definitive answer, but I think they like my style of gritty writing. I am more used to writing about life, and its struggles as in the Harry Palmer novels, than the glamorous role of spies like James Bond.
When I was on Upwork as a ghostwriter, I was asked to write a story for a client like the James Bond stories, but I couldn’t as I cannot relate to the lifestyle of the wealthy.
If you wish a spy story to be written, I am your man, as my first e-book (The Dockland Murders) is highly praised for its authentic feel by a policeman in Queensland.