Author of nuclear-charged thriller to visit Elgin
AUTHOR Andrew Scott will visit Elgin this week as part of a tour in support of his latest book.
The Aberdeen-born writer is working on a new series of Scottish political thrillers, the first of which, Deadly Secrecy, is out now.
He said: "The new series features Edinburgh freelance journalist Willie Morton, who is not at all the fearless kind, but has the unhappy knack of getting onto the radar of some quite ruthless spooks and agents."
In Deadly Secrecy, Morton investigates the death of anti-nuclear activist Angus McBain in the Highlands and comes to believe the UK Government may have colluded in his death and in bringing illegal radioactive convoys to Dounreay.
Forced to flee from deadly forces, the book develops into a frantic pursuit from Loch Ness to Arisaig, to Oban and across the treacherous Sound of Kerrera.
Andrew, who took early retirement from his job as a political press officer in 2016, said: "We live in a time of political turmoil and, having worked for more than ten years for Scottish politicians in Holyrood and Westminster, I'm aware of the tensions, the paranoia behind the scenes. So now is absolutely the perfect time for setting a conspiracy fiction series in Scotland."
Andrew is the author of five novels and ten non-fiction books under his full name of Andrew Murray Scott, including acclaimed biographies of John Graham of Claverhouse and Alexander Trocchi. His first novel Tumulus was the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize in 2000.
The Meet the Author session takes place in Yeadons of Elgin this Wednesday at noon.