A LEOPARD IN LIVERPOOL
Michael Walsh, historian, and journalist, never found enough time to be a novelist until recently, a term that is flexible. It was during the 1990s when, down to his last brass cent, he wondered if salvation might come via a novel. The dissident journalist put pen to paper and began work on Retribution which was later re-titled A Leopard in Liverpool. The novel was finally published a year or so ago and was accompanied by a low-key promotion.
He knew the plot had to tick all the boxes and most important the story-line had to be believable. The only way to achieve this was to write a novel that draws on first-hand experience. In many respects, A Leopard in Liverpool is painfully biographical. The reader will feel the skin prickle as he or she turns the pages.
The novel is based on a mercenary’s planned vacation in his…
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