The wrong place at the wrong time. That’s where John Smith finds himself in Downtown LA one Sunday evening; next he’s working with the LAPD, CIA and the FBI to track down an elusive group who are responsible for an ever-increasing number of murders in the city.
On top of not knowing who they are, or how many, one of the group is talking.
MY INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
- When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
I think I always wanted to write from when I was very young, I always loved telling and writing stories. I didn’t start to do this properly until I wis in my late twenties, but of course work always got in the way. I used to write black comedies but would find I had written myself into a corner. I switched to thrillers and discovered I could actually finish, so I have stuck with that genre.
- What inspired you to write this book?
My John Smith novels have proved to be popular, the question I get asked is when is the next one out! I’m not sure how many more are in me, but this one felt right. I had the base idea for some time, I just needed to sit down and get on with it.
- If you could sell this book in one sentence what would it be?
John Smith is never looking for trouble, he likes a quiet life. But it always seems to be looking fo him …
- What are you up to next?
I am writing the next book in the series, possibly the last.
5. Who is your biggest inspiration?
Wow tough question! There are so many. I’ve always loved books, when I was a child Roald Dahl and JRR Tolkien were favourites. Now, Lee Child, Mark Dawson, Stephen King, Mark Billingham, Stuart McBride, I could probably list dozens. Outside of thrillers Magnus Mills is an absolute genius.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ian has always enjoyed writing, originally working on black comedies. But he could never complete them, always suddenly realising he had written himself into a corner. He decided to try something different and wrote his first thriller ‘The Handsome Man’, a story about a hitman who travels to London from New York to do what should be a simple job, which spirals out of control. Ian then starting writing a second novel introducing John Smith, and a visit to Las Vegas for work provided all the inspiration that he needed. To date Lost in Vegas, North of the Rock and Dying for LA are published; he is working on the next book in the series. He has several other novels completed but not published.
So far the feedback and reviews he has had have all been very positive. People appear to like his books, which he is very happy about.
Ian has worked all his life; his dream is to be able to be a full time author but is a realist so he is happy writing whenever he has time. He lives in South West London with his family.
He has a passion for motorbikes and music.