John Purkiss, the Ratcatcher, returns
Purkiss is on the sun-soaked island of Malta, taking in its ancient history and culture and contemplating his future as a hunter of renegade spies.
When he comes across a man from his past, a known gun runner, Oleksander Motruk, Purkiss feels duty bound to inform the local British Intelligence station. But why do they seem unsurprised, and unconcerned, by Motruk's presence on the island?
Investigating further, Purkiss finds himself drawn into a dangerous conspiracy involving an undercover intelligence operation and Sicilian mobsters, in which the roles are blurred and nobody can be fully trusted. In the process, he's forced to confront his own motivations for leading the life he's chosen.
By turns fast-paced and suspenseful, and packed with twist upon unpredictable twist, HAVEN is a 10,000-word short story by the author of the acclaimed RATCATCHER and DELIVERING CALIBAN.
Praise for Ratcatcher, also by Tim Stevens
***** "Superb spy thriller...The prose is so vivid you can almost feel the action as it takes place..." - Jeremy Duns, author of The Dark Chronicles
***** "A high octane, fast-paced spy thriller... superb and captivating story... a great, heart-pounding read!" James Masters, Goodreads reviewer
***** "[J]oins Lee Child, David Baldacci and John D. MacDonald on my list of great spinners of thrillers." Edward F. Corbin, Amazon reviewer
Used availability for Tim Stevens's Haven
January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition