How to write a novel

A Piece of the Action

Synopsis: Flat broke and stranded in a South American country, Ralph Gardiner is nursing a beer and contemplating the wreckage of his life. No money, no prospects, and worst of all ... the beer is warm. When a local businessman approaches him with a curious job offer, Ralph decides he has very little to lose ...

  Morgan turned to face me. 'Tell anyone about this room and I'll have you killed.'
  I stared at him. His bantering good humour was gone, and his pale grey eyes were cold. I held his gaze for a moment, then nodded.

An 8000 word SF/Thriller
Language warning: Contains high-level swearing.

A Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action cover art (c) Bowman Press

Short fiction by Simon Haynes